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Quarr Abbey Farm

Quarr Road

FARM HOUSE (1801 to 1840 AD)

Windows both rectangular mullion and lancet shaped mullioned. On gable ends are parapets with kneelers and coping. On South side are two gable fronts with kneelers and coping on roof. Large Gothic archway above door on South side.1 The farm house is early 19th century, two storey probably of old stones. Lancet windows grouped in threes below stepped gables. Ground floor 3 lights with stone mullions to outer bays. The centre is slightly recessed with corbelled parapet, double chamfered pointed arch to doorway. Stepped gables to side and to rear, which are considerably taller, the crown of gable raised up with cornice and pierced by lancet. Below the gable to the North the archway, linking the farmhouse to the barn originally the cellarian, may be connected with the West front of the church.2

CART SHED (C18 - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

3 internal bays. Timbers look original. East part of shed may have been used as a tack room.3

COW HOUSE (C18 - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

Internally made up of lots of stalls. Parapet on highest part of roof. Sort of hayloft door on South side of building.4

STABLE (C18 - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

3 stable doors on East side.5

BARN (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1300 AD)

Triangular and rectangular ventilation slits can be seen. On East side is a porch (gable roof) sort of parapet on roof. The west wall shows signs of repair and windows added through the years have been blocked in. There are two cart entrances and the one on the west wall has been reduced at some stage. The internal timbers are not original although it is probable they have been replaced in the old style: 6 internal bays. On East wall is a circular window, and blocked in lancet windows on porch.6

The barn represents the West range of the cloisters, and its entrance bay to the North has a group of genuine 13th century lancets reset. To the East and west: remains of the North range retaining part of the kitchen entrance and vertiges of its interior, heavily chamfered hatch between kitchen and the South end of the refectory.7

Sources: 1. M. Chivers/A. Pragnell]
2. MHLG p. 42 Ryde.]
3. M. Chivers/A. Pragnell.]
4. Graphic material: Historic Buildings Record Photographs.
5. M. Chivers/A. Pragnell.]
6. M. Chivers/A. Pragnell.]
7. MHLG p. 42. Ryde.]
Unpublished document: SPAB Barn Survey form.
Isle of Wight County Archaeology and Historic Environment Service Monument Full Report

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