Swalcliffe Barn

Swalcliffe Barn Interior
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Known locally as the Tithe Barn, Swalcliffe Barn was built for the Rectorial Manor of Swalcliffe by New College, who owned the manor. Constructed between 1401 and 1407, it is one of the dozen best barns in the country, with much of its medieval timber half-cruck roof intact.
The Oxfordshire Buildings Trust owns it and repaired it with a grant from English Heritage. Oxfordshire County Museums lease the barn as "display storage" and visitors may see some of the collection of agricultural and trade vehicles.
There is a display of over 2000 years of local history including finds from excavations at Swalcliffe's extensive Roman settlement.
The barn is staffed by volunteers of the Swalcliffe Society on open days.

Venue Type:

Museum, Agricultural site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Easter Sunday to end October
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays only 14.00-17.00
Special openings for groups (eight or more people) by appointment, phone 01295 788278 or 788127

Admission charges

Admission free, but donations are welcomed.

Getting there

Follow B4035 from Banbury or Shipston on Stour to Swalcliffe. The barn is on the north side of the road at the west end of the village.

Getting there

Follow B4035 from Banbury or Shipston on Stour to Swalcliffe. The barn is on the north side of the road at the west end of the village.

Swalcliffe Barn
Main Road
Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15 5DR
England

Website

Swalcliffe Society Website

https://swalcliffevillage.co.uk/index.php/village-plan/village-groups/the-swalcliffe-society/

Swalcliffe Village Website

http://www.swalcliffevillage.co.uk

E-mail

The Swalcliffe Society

swalcliffe.society@gmail.com

Telephone

Chairman, Swalcliffe Society

01295 788278

Secretary, Swalcliffe Society

01295 788127

Schools: Contact Sibford Gower School

01295 780270

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.