Five-bay cruck barn with coursed rubble walls. Stone slate roof with some corrugation following fire damage. Four sets of cruck blades with many original purlins and spars. Possibly originally timber-framed all over. (1)
The cruck barn at Mousley Bottom, New Mills, was sampled for dendrochronology on October 5 1989. All eight cruck blades from all four cruck trusses were sampled by coring. These produced good samples and a sequence spanning the years 1417 to 1566 was produced. The felling of the tree producing the most recent sample occurred sometime between September 1567 and March 1568, providing a likely building date for the barn in the late 1560s. (2)
The barn was photographed in March 1975 and was photographed and surveyed again in January/February 1985 as part of the Peak District Community Programmes. By that time the building was generally unsafe and not all measurements could be taken. (3)
Unpublished document: Nottingham University Tree-Ring Dating Laboratory. Dendro Sample Record and Summary. Initial Report 1 November 1989.
Archive: Peak District Community Programmes (PDCP). 1975/1985. Cruck Barn, Mousley Bottom, New Mills, Photographs, Plans and Elevations.
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NEW MILLS, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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