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13th-century stone barn

Great Barn in Great Coxwell village is the sole surviving part of a thriving 13th-century grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey.

Built from Cotswold rubble-stone walling, the barn is an impressive reminder of the skills of the Gothic carpenters and the wealth of the great monastic orders.

It was a favourite of William Morris, who would regularly bring his guests to wonder at the structure. Morris called it 'unapproachable in its dignity'.

As you stand by the barn imagine the grange as it would have been with a windmill, pig farm and dairy herd.

Please note, there are no toilet facilities here, and dogs should be kept on leads. Thank you.

Free family fun day

Join us for a free family fun day at the Barn on Sunday 27 April from 2pm - 4pm. Spot ancient graffiti, find out about superstition and craftsmanship or take our new I-spy challenge and 50 things trail.

50 things at the barn

Sign up to our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenge then visit the barn to tick off some fun activities.

Walking at the barn

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