Leigh Court Barn is an outstanding example of English medieval carpentry, and the largest cruck framed structure in Britain.
Built for Pershore Abbey in about 1325, it is over 42 metres long with 18 cruck blades - each made from a single oak tree.
Read more about the history of Leigh Court Barn.
Leigh Court Barn will be open for an extended period on the 30th April 2016 as part of the Medieval Day being held at St Edburga's Church nearby.
Before You Go
Opening Times: the barn is open daily, 10am-6pm from April to October, and 10am-4pm from November to March. View details.
Parking: There is very limited parking available on the roadside.
How to Find it: The barn can be reached on foot via the left hand pedestrian gate adjacent to the driveway of Leigh Court, which is privately owned.
Facilities: Witley Court has a shop, a tearoom and toilet facilities. On Sundays between 8th May and the end of September, neighbouring St Edburga Church will be serving cream teas in the afternoons.
Plan a Great Day Out
The dramatic ruins and stunning gardens of Witley Court, gutted by fire in the 1930s, are less than a 30 minute drive away from Leigh. See the spectacular fountain, pick up a free audio tour and take a walk in the woodlands in Witley's vast parklands. There's also a shop and an independently-run tearoom.
The peaceful remains of Edvin Loach Old Church are a short drive away.
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