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Notley Tythe Barn

Notley Tythe Barn, not far from Haddenham in buckinghamshire is a twelfth century barn, originally belonging to nearby Notley Abbey. It has been restored and is now a wedding venue. The owners gave me permission to photograph it during one of their wedding fairs.

It is unusual in being a cruck framed barn, with very fine crucks arching upwards from the floor. The crucks do not go to the apex of the roof, but are joined by large tie beams supporting queen post trusses that support the upper purlins and common rafters. It is possible that originally the crucks were longer and went right up to the apex. It is also likely that the walls were originally wattle and daub and the stone cladding is from a later period.