Cintec helped restore Hartpury

Cintec helped restore Hartpury Tithe Barn, Gloucestershire, UK

The development of agriculture and enlargement of St Peters Abbeys possessions in the

locality during the 13th century meant that the Manor required storage in Hartpury. The barn, now incorrectly called a tithe barn was built during the 14th century to store all the produce from the manor, not merely the tithe.

Measuring 161ft x 36ft, Haripur's tithe barn is one of the largest in Gloucestershire, and in
indeed, in the country. At one end of the roof it has a winged dragon as a finial and at the oth
er, a couchant lion the English lion looks towards Wales and the Welsh dragon towards
England. There are also finials over the two porches, one of which is broken, perhaps when
the porch collapsed, as there is evidence of this having been rebuilt at some time.

The structural integrity of one of the main arches above one of the main entrances had
been compromised by settlement and rotation of left hand return wall due to older
alterations to the adjacent ground.

John Topp of structural engineers OBrien and Price, The Old Bakehouse, Monmouth Rd,
Tintern, Monmouthshire, NP16 6SE, undertook a full structural survey and devised a solu-
tion using Cintec anchors to eliminate the problems caused by the movement of the wall.
The arch was ambitiously flat when originally built centuries ago and the movement of the
wall at the springing destabilized the arch to the extent that hinges were formed at the
quarter point and the apex. Temporary timber propping was in place to support the failing arch while the installation of anchors was car-ried out.
Falcon Structural Repairs Ltd of Bris-tool drilled and installed two Cintec anchors in excess of 5 metres in length through the failed arch stones using mining barrels which were
55mm in diameter.
Cintec International Ltd, Cintec House, 11 Gold Tops, Newport, South Wales NP20 4PH Telephone: ++44(0) 1633 246614 Email: Website:

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