Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Winterbourne Medieval Barn is an amazing building on the doorstep of north Bristol, and is one of England’s greatest surviving buildings of the medieval agrarian economy.
Built in 1342, the barn was commissioned by Sir Thomas de Bradeston, Lord of the Manor of Winterbourne from 1328. The barn is of national importance, being the only surviving example of a medieval great barn built by a gentry family and an outstanding early example of a raised-cruck construction. The original roof structure can still be seen nearly 700 years later. The Barn is managed by Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust (WMBT), a body made up entirely of volunteers who want to conserve this historic building and bring it into use as a community and heritage education resource. The Trust is currently being supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to submit full plans for £1 million funding to secure the long-term future of the Barn as a community, heritage and eduction asset.
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Events at this venue
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Bristol Male Voice Choir And The Frampton Shantymen
Sharing the stage alternately throughout the afternoon we can expect a variety of song and entertainment from the internationally renowned Bristol Male Voice Choir and our very own local mariners - The Frampton Shantymen - as they take us from modern musicals to seafaring shanties.Picnic in the grounds from 1.00pm.
Sun 24 Jun
Jazz In The Barn
The UWE Big BandCool, relaxing swing and Latin classics with silky smooth vocals. Delicious, locally sourced, food and drink available throughout the evening. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the music and atmosphere during the spring bank holiday weekend.
Sat 26 May
Opera In The Barn - Falstaff
Tessitoura are delighted to be bringing a production to The Barn for the 8th year in a row.Falstaffby Giuseppe VerdiFalstaff was Verdi's last opera and only his second comedy. This tuneful, charming work tells the story of fat, ageing Sir John Falstaff and his attempts to woo two married women (Alice Ford and Meg Page the…
Sun 8 Jul
The Three Musketeers
Ian Kennedy ProductionsExpect swashbuckling, sword-fights and subterfuge in the fast, funny adaptation of the French favourite. Set in 1627, this production will have costumes indicative of the time and real sword-fighting choreographed by a professional stage combat choreographer, but will be self-aware and relevant for…
Sun 12 Aug
The Winter's Tale
The Festival PlayersThe Winters Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, King of Sicilia, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generation, there is jealousy and joy, revenge and…
Tue 28 Aug