Building record MDR13144 - Cruck barn, Beech Farm, Wheatcroft Lane, Wheatcroft, Crich

Type and Period (1)

  • (Elizabethan to Stuart - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)

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A grade II listed cruck barn dating to the 17th century. It is built of coursed rubble gritstone with quoins to the north end, and has a plain tiled roof with stone slated eaves. It is of a single storey, three bays, with a single doorway to the south end bay, and a blocked former doorway immediately to the north of the existing opening, with a fixed light window. Inside, there are three cruck trusses; those blades to the east side are now embedded in stone walls. There are collars and yokes to the trusses, which support single butt purlins on the backs of the crucks, and two trusses have added bearer timbers to support the purlins. Thin, slightly curved wind braces survive on one side of each of two trusses. The cruck blades have halvings for either tie beams or spurs, which are now missing, but there are modern softwood spurs, and sawn rafters. There is an opening in the north gable supported by a rough relieving arch above a plain timber lintel. It has plain planked doors. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109178, Original UID: 78691.



Grid reference Centred SK 3501 5751 (6m by 15m)

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Record last edited

Jul 7 2015 3:52PM

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