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Great Barn at Beaulieu St. Leonards

One-and-a-half gable ends and one-and-a-half walls are all that remain of the great barn at Beaulieu St. Leonard’s, Hampshire. This was one of the largest barns in Europe being 300 feet long and over 50 ft wide. There is a model at Beaulieu Abbey showing a structure of stone piers and timber ones.

This was one of the granges belonging to Beaulieu Abbey. Another, smaller but similar in design, still survives at Great Coxwell in Oxfordshire.

The later barn in one corner is occupied by staff of Natural England. This is a seven bay barn and gives you some idea of the scale of the original barn.

Model of the barn in the undercroft at Beaulieu Abbey