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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.

The Great British Walk 2015

Celebrate the 2015 Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor

Share your love of the countryside this autumn by joining this year's Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor. Discover more about guided walks on the Buscot and Coleshill Estates here or download a walk and pop it in your rucksack.

Find your walks

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