Grade 1 Listed Converted Barn Survey

Posted: 03rd February,2021

Grade 1 Listed Building-

Take a look at this stunning Grade 1 listed barn that sits comfortably in open luscious fields, located in the charming village of Titchfield. Constructed in the early 1400’s, The Great Barn is now used as a theatre which specialises in Shakespeare plays. Alpine Surveys were instructed to carry out a part timber survey on the property, carry on reading to find out more. 

Yesterday morning our surveyors were up bright and early at this beautiful grade 1 listed barn. The Great Barn, located in the opulent village of Titchfield is now a converted theatre which specialises in Shakespeare plays. Originally instructed to be built by Henry V in the early 1400’s, the barn was built to centralise grain storage and was constructed of timber clad, however in the 16th century, stone from Titchfield Abbey was used to re-construct the gable ends of the barn. The barn is approximately 50m long by 15m wide, it seats up to 170 people making it a perfect venue for weddings and events, as well as being a theatre. 

A little bit of history about Titchfield Abbey…first built in the 13th century, it was home to a community of Premonstratensian canons. The canons lived like monks but also served as local priests. Once the Monastery was supressed, Sir Thomas Wriothesley transformed the buildings into a grand Tudor mansion called Place House. Stone from the Abbey was used to construct many other buildings, as well as being used to re-construct part of The Great Barn.

Alpine Surveys were instructed to undertake a part timber assessment on the property in order to ascertain how rainwater run-off from the new driveaway could increase moisture penetration and deterioration. All surveyors have over 15+ years of experience and are equipped with the latest technology and equipment that allows them to analyse and assess the most troublesome of issues. In this scenario the surveyors clearly established through using the correct methods, that the new functional driveway would not increase moisture penetration. Here at Alpine Surveys, we always guarantee our findings, otherwise you can have your money back. 

Did you know, The Great Barn is the largest producing theatre in the world and is the 3rd largest historic barn in Europe. 

 

        

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