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Swalcliffe Tithe Barn, Oxfordshire

Swalcliffe Tithe barn was built for the Rectorial manor of Swalcliffe by New College Oxford which owned many manors in the area. It is now used by Oxford Museum Service to exhibit agricultural and trade vehicles from the county.

This Cotswold stone barn has ten bays and two large, gabled wagon porches on the eastern side. There are 3 stepped buttresses on each gable and a pair in line with each of the roof trusses except where the wagon porches offer sufficient support to the walls. The wagon porches are also buttressed.

Inside it has a raised-cruck roof with a tie beam and collar beam to each truss. There is a pair of wind braces to the upper and lower purlins at each truss. It has three large louvred ventilation slits in the gables and putlog holes in all the walls.