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Bouchier’s Barn which originally stood on Bouchier’s Farm on the Mark’s Hall estate, is now the restaurant and Visitor Centre for the Marks Hall Gardens & Arboretum.

Built in the fifteenth century. it is a typical Essex, timber-framed, aisled barn. It has three bays. The midstrey porch was added in the eighteenth century. The roof has crown-posts supporting a central purlin which supports the collar beams tying the common rafters together.

The outside is clad with traditional Essex clapboard. The roof is tiled with clay tiles.

Bouchier’s Barn

Shop &
Tea Room

Interior of the barn showing aisle posts and the crown-post roof trusses.

Exterior of the barn showing the central midstrey entrance and the half-hipped roof.