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Cressing Temple - Wheat Barn

The wheat barn was built about fifty years after the Barley barn from trees felled between 1257 and 1280. It has been less altered than the Barley Barn and still shows clearly the original structure of long passing shores.

Oak trees do not normally grow such long straight limbs and this is clear evidence of managed oak woodland with the trees being pollarded to produce long, straight, quick growing limbs above the poll.

The barn houses an exhibition about timber framing. It has a viewing gallery so that you can get up close to the roof trusses.

the upper part of the passing braces seen from the gallery

view across the central midstrey to the viewing gallery