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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.

Coleshill 1940s day

Join the Second World War fun at Coleshill

Sunday 20 September 10am - 5pm
Come to Coleshill village and join us for a family street party, 1940s style.
Re-enactors, vintage vehicles, big band music, rural crafts, face-painting, teas, icecreams and BBQ.
Adult £4, child £2 (including National Trust members)

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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