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Listed Building record MDR5213 - Former threshing barn, Unthank Hall, Unthank Lane, Holmesfield

Type and Period (2)

  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1589 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1589 AD to 1900 AD)

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Barn at Unthank Farm, with 4 cruck frames with tie beams, collars and yokes, set on stone plinths . (1-2) A barn at Unthank Hall has 4 or 5 sets of crucks and an external threshing floor. (3) This is a long stone threshing barn with a stone-flagged roof supported on five massive cruck trusses each with yoke, collar and tie beam. The barn is still in everyday agricultural use. Cruck apex tpe L1. Eight samples were taken from timbers in the barn in order to carry out tree ring analysis. This provided a felling date of 1589/90. (4, 5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 3701. 3701.
  • <2> Article in serial: Marston, F. 1967. 'Cruck frames of Derbyshire; an interim report', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 87, pp 117-122.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bunker, B. 1970. Cruck Buildings: An Opinion as to their Origin and Dating. LS 728.6. p9.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Nottingham University Tree-Ring Dating Laboratory. Dendro Sample Record and Summary. Initial Report 25 March 1992.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Nottingham University Tree-Ring Dating Laboratory. 1993. 'List 49. Nottingham University tree-ring dating laboratory results: Derbyshire, Peak Pak and RCHME dendrochronological survey, 1991-92', Vernacular Architecture. Volume 24, pp 43-44.



Grid reference Centred SK 3067 7603 (10m by 49m) Centre

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Jan 17 2024 4:07AM

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