Flints, Britwell Salome

Britwell Hill Road
Britwell Salome
OX49 5LG

Grade II Listed, of mid-18th century date. It is a modest flint and brick-built farmhouse. Adjoining this is a timber-framed barn. The latter was being repaired (converted to residential ?) at the time of the HA&HG, Vernacular Architecture Section, visit in 1987.  The three-bay barn has trusses of ‘inner curved principals of extraordinary shapes. In a simpler form, the roof type is known since the mid 18th in Oxfordshire. See drawing for details, for the two central trusses, and queen struts in the gables. The farmhouse had originally two-bays, one of them heated by a large fireplace with bread oven, with a lean-to extension at the back.

Grid Reference: SU 6714 9313
Parish: Britwell Salome
Surveyed in: 1987
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: BRI-BRI-FLI