Places to visit in Essex

Grange Barn

Grange Barn - exterior
Grange Barn, Little Coggeshall
© Copyright Keith Evans contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

This barn, early C13 origin and rebuilt in C14, is cared for by the National Trust. It is an impressive size at over 130 feet long. It is timber framed, weatherboarded, roofed with handmade red plain tiles, and has six bays, aisles and two porches.

The barn was originally associated with the Cistercian, Coggeshall Abbey. There is an exhibition of farm carts.

Visiting information may be found on the National Trust website linked above.

A detailed report on the architecture of the building can be found on English Heritage website.

Other useful information on the Coggeshall Grange Barn website edited by volunteers and friends of the Barn.

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