Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane
BS36 1SE



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Winterbourne Medieval Barn is a building of national importance. Built in 1342, just a few years before the great plagues swept across England, the barn is a unique survival of the medieval agrarian economy. It was commissioned by Thomas de Bradeston, who was Lord of the Manor of Winterbourne from 1328 until his death in 1360. Records suggest that he 'dined with friends at Winterbourne in 1353'.

Sitting on a finger of fertile agricultural land in the north Bristol fringe in the South West of England, this great agricultural storehouse was in danger of collapse through neglect until it was purchased by South Gloucestershire Council, its current owner, in 1998. A programme of restoration on the Main Barn and the South Range began in 2002, jointly financed by the South Gloucestershire Council and English Heritage.

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust (WMBT) is busy working in partnership with the owners to revitalise the whole complex into a community-led project based on heritage and food and farming education.

Venue Type:

Agricultural site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

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photograph of man fixing dry stone walling

Dry Stone Walling Workshop

  • 13 September 2014 9am-4:30pm

Come and experience an introduction to the skills of traditional dry stone walling in the beautiful grounds of Winterbourne Medieval Barn. The course will enable you to learn the basics of dry stone walling.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


The cost will be £30.00 in advance. Please contact Robert on 0117 957 4921 to book a place and discuss details.