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Listed Building record MDR6311 - Cruck Barn at Westhorpe Farm, Killamarsh

Type and Period (1)

  • (Elizabethan to Victorian - 1600 AD? to 1900 AD)

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The cruck barn at Westhorpe Farm was originally 6 bays in length, although there is now only one complete set left, with tie beams and blades crossing at the apex. Three bays have been modernised. Windows are triangular. (1-4) Although Westthorpe farmhouse was dated to 1640-45 as part of Derbyshire County Council's dedrochronology programme, samples taken from the four timbers available in the cruck barn failed to produce a satisfactory consistent cross-match with National and Local Reference Chronologies. The barn therefore must remain undated by dendrochronology for the moment. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 1349. 1349.
  • <2> Index: NDAT. 4026. 4026.
  • <3> Article in serial: Marston, F. 1967. 'Cruck frames of Derbyshire; an interim report', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 87, pp 117-122.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Bunker, B. 1970. Cruck Buildings: An Opinion as to their Origin and Dating. LS 728.6. p42-3.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Nottingham University Tree-Ring Dating Laboratory. Dendro Sample Record and Summary. Initial Report 16 January 1993.



Grid reference Centred SK 45496 79997 (22m by 29m)

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  • EDR724

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Record last edited

Jan 17 2024 5:17AM

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