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Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn

The great barn at Bradford-on-Avon was part of a grange belonging to Shaftesbury Abbey. It was not a tithe barn but was used to store the entire produce of the estate.

It is 168 feet (51 metres) long, has a span of 33 feet (10 metres) and is divided into fourteen bays. The stone-tile roof weighs about 100 tons. It is supported by huge double raised-cruck trusses.

There are two large wagon porches on the north side and two smaller ones opposite them. The ribs in the floor which supported an oak board threshing floor still survive between the western pair of porches.

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