Greta View Barn, Bowes, Teesdale, Durham. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: vindomor1-349214)

Tony Liddell, 2020

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Greta View Barn, Bowes, Teesdale, Durham. Historic Building Recording (OASIS ID: vindomor1-349214)

In June 2019 Vindomora Solutions Ltd were commissioned by CMF Planning and Design to undertake a scheme of historic/archaeological building recording at Greta View Barn. Greta View Barn had been built by the time the 1849 Tithe Plan was produced with a similar building arrangement to the current existing layout, with the main barn to the east and a smaller extension to the west. However, in the mid-19th century the barn was depicted as a reversed 'L' shape with the northern elevation of the extension recessed from that of the main barn. This remained so through the 19th century, but by the time the 1919 Ordnance Survey map was produced the building belonged to its current format, suggesting that the western extension and its attached boundary wall were rebuilt and realigned between 1895 and 1919.

Overall, the barn is in a very poor state of repair, with the pre-20th century structure in the poorest state. The arched entrance in the southern wall is an excellent example of its type and the arrow-loop style embrasures lend character to the structure. The barn appears to be a combination barn, for storage of grain and a cart with a loading door in the upper storey of the original barn construction: the second storey only appears to have resided in the eastern section of the barn, with the majority of the building open to the eaves internally. The western early 20th century extension appeared to be single storey only.


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