Opening times for 11 December 2023
Asset Opening time Great Coxwell Barn Dawn - Dusk
Barn Fest ticketed event 22nd - 24th September.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Available for functions
Dogs welcome under close control.
2 miles south west of Faringdon between A420 and B4019
Parking: In road-side layby
Sat Nav: As you get nearer the location please use local signage rather than follow the satnav
Swindon 10 miles
Service from Swindon to Oxford, alight at Great Coxwell
View local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network
Medieval Tithe Barn built in the 13th century, in order to provide income to Beaulieu Abbey.
Take a gentle circular walk along the orange route on the Coleshill Estate from Great Coxwell Barn to spot wildlife and wander through two picturesque working farms.
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 its 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.