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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Open Afternoon And Guided Tours Of Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Tours begin at 2.00pm and 3.00pm.Explore this unique Medieval Barn which was commissioned by Thomas de Bradstone, Lord of the Manor of Winterbourne from 1328 until his death in 1360. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and there will be information to take away.Light refreshments will be available to purchase.