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Aston Martin Heritage Trust Museum

This barn in Drayton St. Leonards was built for the monks of Dorchester Abbey to house the tithes from their estates in the area. It is a splendid timber-framed, aisled barn of seven bays.  It does not have the raised entrance door found in many barns, since the eaves are high enough to admit a laden wagon.

The barn now houses the Aston Martin Heritage Trust Archives and Museum. In the conversion for this purpose they have added a thoroughly modern service module for toilets etc. (below - left) and inside, a mezzanine floor at one end (right) to house the offices.

Private Museum