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Newhouse Grange Barn, Leicestershire

Newhouse Grange was a grange of nearby Merevale Abbey. The great barn, built in 1506, is probably the largest in Leicestershire. It is 44 metres long and 11 metres high. It is a timber-framed aisled barn with six major trusses dividing it into five bays with a half bay at each end. It has a half-hipped roof with gablets.

The half bay at the eastern end is cased in stone and has a loft at first floor level which may have been for the reeve or granger. Some of it is now encased in brick and it is surrounded by modern farm buildings, so it is difficult to get a view of the outside, but the interior is magnificent.

View through the barn from the reeve’s loft. The barn is still used for storing grain.

external view with entrance to reeve’s loft and store rooms