The magnificent cruciform stone tithe barn on which the following exravagant measures were lavished is largely C15th with a stone roof held by dramatic raised crucks.
The lintel in question supports a stone gable above a pair of substantial twelve foot high doors opening to the threshing floor. The failed outer lintel, which was an Edwardian replacement, had been extensively tunelled by death watch beetle and its compressed rotten ends had led to extensive stone work and roof repairs despite the post war introduction of internal steel supports.
The 14ft lintel was removed and taken to our workshop for extensive repairs.
The friable heart of one end of the the lintel was cut out and replaced with a seasoned oak core that extended to give the full original length, and shorter extensions were fixed with glur and stainless steel threaded bars
With the old wood being so deeply furrowed we decided to blend in the new work by carving and staining it to match which was very successful, indeed the entire transept roof, gable and doors were all expertly conserved and the internal steel supports could be finally removed.