Henley Archaeological & Historical Group

Fingest Manor Farm

Fingest Manor Farm
Fingest Lane

Very likely the home farm of the now vanished medieval manor house. The double aisled, 6-bay barn is the largest in the valley and probably served as a manorial tithe barn. It is timber-framed of queen strut and clasped purlin construction, but with brick and flint work forming the aisled dwarf and gable end walls. The roof is half-hipped and tiled. It has two large porches on the south and north sides. There are several stables around the farmyard (not recorded in detail).
The farmhouse is brick-built, of modest size, but now much extended; it also includes the fabric of a former brick & flint barn on its north side (still clearly indicated by its large blocked central wagon entrance and blocked ventilation slits). The earliest part of the house is of lobby entry plan, indicated by its blocked entrance door into the lobby and former winder stair at the back of the large central stack.

Grid Reference: SU77519100
Parish: Fingest
Surveyed in: 1984
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
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