Step inside our magnificent medieval Tithe Barn
Grange Barn is often described as 'cathedral-like'. This beautiful timber-framed barn was once owned by the Cistercian monks at Coggeshall Abbey. It would have been used to store and thresh the 'great tithes' of corn sheaves.
Walk with us
Step out on a walk from Grange Barn through the Essex countryside to another Trust property, Paycocke’s House. Walking along the River Blackwater this three mile circilar walk takes you right back to where you started.
Saved from demolition
Grange Barn had been in decline for some time and was in danger of being demolished for new housing during the 1970s. The people of Coggeshall pulled together and campaigned to save and restore it. This took place in the 1980s and you can now see what the barn would have been like in its heyday.
Pack a picnic
The grounds of Grange Barn are the perfect setting to lay down a rug and have a picnic.
As one of the largest and oldest buildings of its kind in Europe, Grange Barn provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Whatever your desires, we can help to make your day special.
A Coggeshall carver
Step into the cow byre and find out about the life and work of Bryan Saunders, a local wood carver and craftsman.
His entire workshop was donated to us by his daughter Janet Saunders, including his tools and patterns.