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Frocester Court Barn

The great barn at Frocester Court has been in agricultural use for 700 years. When we visited in early spring it was full of young animals and their mothers. We visited later in the year so that we could photograph the interior.

It was built in the late thirteenth century, although it appears that the roof was burned and replaced in the fifteenth century. The barn is over 56 metres long and 9 metres wide.  It was part of a grange farm belonging to Gloucester Abbey. At the Dissolution it was granted to Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset. The manor has had many owners since, but the barn has remained in agricultural use.