A spectacular 14th century monastic stone barn, 51 metres long, with an amazing timber cruck roof.
Read more about the history of the barn.
Medieval Graffiti Survey - Selected dates 2018
March 24th & 25th, April 6th & 7th, April 13th & 14th, April 20th & 21st, April 27th & 28th
Wiltshire Medieval Graffiti Survey has been recording informal inscriptions, historical graffiti, folk art and the like since the beginning of 2015. They will be at the barn recording the apotropaic protection marks within the tithe barn. Compass drawn circles that assist in protecting the goods and chattels within the confines of the barn, good luck charms if you will offering assurances to the superstitious beliefs of the time.
This project has a few preliminary dates arranged to make a start on this beautiful building and if you'd like to become involved please contact the Project Director Tony Hack through www.wiltshire-medieval-graffiti-survey.com
With your help we shall be adding to the knowledge of the building, having a little fun and conducting valued historical research on an important piece of Wiltshire's history.
Before You Go
Opening Times: Open daily from 10.30am-4pm. The barn may occasionally be closed for local events - please check with Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust before you visit.
Parking: There is limited paid parking at the site (charge applies as it is not managed by English Heritage). The barn is also within easy walking distance of the town centre and train station, where more parking is available.
Group Visits and Events: The barn is managed by Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust. Please contact them directly to arrange group visits or third party events.
Facilities: The centre of Bradford-on-Avon is a short walk away, and has shops, toilets and places to eat and drink. There are also toilets available in the station.
Other Information: More information about the barn is available in the West Barn opposite.
Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
Bring a picnic and enjoy the area around the barn, which is next to the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal, and close to Barton Farm Country Park. The centre of pretty Bradford-on-Avon is a short walk away.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle is a three mile drive from the barn. Explore the ruins of the castle and its chapel, take the audio tour and pick up a souvenir in the well-stocked gift shop. Stoney Littleton Long Barrow, Bratton Camp and White Horse and Nunney Castle are also within driving distance.
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- 66% Self-generated income
- 20% One off capital grant
- 14% Government funding