TL 734633 GAZELEY DESNING HALL
6/40 Barn at the north-west corner of the farmstead at Desning Hall
Barn, late C14 with fragmentary C13 core. 9 bays, 2 aisles, 2 gabled. midstreys. Timber-framed and weatherboarded. Main roof asbestos-sheeted, aisle roofs corrugated iron. Substantially- built barn, but all tie-beam braces and some other members removed C19 and C20. The original structure consists of: jowled arcade posts, jowled aisle tie-beams, passing-braces from arcade post head down to sole plate, straight or slightly curved square- sectioned arcade braces, arcade plate in short massive sections with complex splayed scarf joints, square studding at metre centres, later augmented. The fragmentary core of an earlier barn survives at about 3 bays from the west end, with straight notched-lap jointed passing-braces (now gone), a pair from the arcade post up to the rafters and another from the tie-beam down to the external walls. Straight arcade braces lap jointed to the plate. The roof completely rebuilt C20. The building is associated with the now-vacant moated site of Desning Hall Manor.
Listing NGR: TL7343963336