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The Great Barn at Ter Doest Abbey

We had the opportunity of a cheap rail trip to Bruges. While we were there I had to visit the great barn at Ter Doest Abbey. It is only 20 minutes by rail from Bruges to Lissewigge and a 20 minute walk from there to the abbey. There is an expensive, but very nice restaurant in the farmhouse. The barn itself is magnificent. It is similar in design to the barn at Great Coxwell with sub-trusses supporting the purlins midway between the main trusses. It is much bigger, 56m by 23m and 17.5m high. Use the Sketchup model below to examine the frame in detail.

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