Building record MNT27473 - Threshing Barn and Farm buildings at Gibsmere House


THRESHING BARN (Georgian); BARN (Georgian); CART SHED (Victorian); STABLE (Victorian)


Grid reference Centred SK 72086 48864 (44m by 38m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SK74NW
District Newark
Civil Parish Bleasby, Newark


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Planning permission was granted in December 2018 for the conversion of existing brick barns and other farm buildings to two dwellings. The outbuildings to the south of the threshing barn will comprise one dwelling ; the threshing barn, and cow shed along the west side of the courtyard, will comprise the second dwelling. The farm buildings were of a courtyard type with a detached farmhouse. The complex comprises a threshing barn, and other farm buildings around three sides of a courtyard. They are constructed in brick with pantile roofing. The oldest components of the farm are Barn1 and threshing barn 7 which are probably contemporary with Gibsmere House, i.e. built around 1800, based purely on inspection of the bricks. The latest elements are sheds no. 4 and 6 as well as the cart shed (9) on the west side of the crewyard. However, all the buildings except for the conversion of the cart shed to a milking parlour (building 10) are present on the 1885 1:2500 OS map. A steel-framed open shed with asbestos roof, and a canopy attached to the threshing barn were constructed after World War II and before 1968. Original access into the crewyard would have been from the south-west corner of an open yard, to the west of Gibsmere House, which originally contained further outbuildings.(These have been converted for residential use in recent years.) Changes to the outbuildings reflect a shift from use of horses for farm work and a move to pigs and dairy cattle. Discussion: The farm buildings at Gibsmere were originally for keeping working horses and probably cattle, with a shift to pigs and dairy cattle. The conversion of the cart shed reflects the change from horse-drawn carts to the use of modern machinery that was probably too large to house in the cart shed. The con-version of the stables to pig sheds also reflects the move to mechanisation. (1)

<1> Prospect Archaeology, 2019, Level One Building Survey of Barns at Pickrill Play, Gibsmere, Bleasby (Unpublished document). SNT5204.

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  • <1> Unpublished document: Prospect Archaeology. 2019. Level One Building Survey of Barns at Pickrill Play, Gibsmere, Bleasby.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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