Bournes Farm Barn, Binfield Heath

Bournes Farm Barn
Bones Lane
Binfield Heath
RG9 4JT

It consisted of a timber-framed, weatherboarded barn of originally 3 bays with central threshing floor, to which a porch and a bay were added at each end. Its formerly thatched, half-hipped roof had been replaced with corrugated iron sheeting. The roof trusses consisted of queen strut trusses with clasped purlins. The wall framing had horizontal mid rails and struts, indicating earlier wattle & daub panels. A lean-to on the south side provided a milking parlour.  – The building’s former use had ceased, replaced by C20th portal frame structures. It was in a poor state of neglect when we recorded it in 1983.
It was demolished in 1984, later making room for a car park and extensions to the Bottle & Glass P.H.

Grid Reference: SU744793
Parish: Binfield Heath
Surveyed in: 1983
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: BIN-BON-BOU