Leigh Court Barn

Outside View of Leigh Court

Free Entry

Open daily


Leigh, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR6 5LB

Before You Go

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.

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: On Sundays from 27th May until 26th August inclusive, neighbouring St Edburga Church will be serving cream teas and refreshments from 3pm - 5pm. Nearby Witley Court has a shop, a tearoom and toilet facilities. 

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

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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