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The Red Barn - South Runcton, Norfolk

The owners of the Red Barn have been told that it dates from the late sixteenth century, but they believe it may be earlier. There are records of repairs to a barn here in 1457. It may have been a grange barn belonging to the Abbey at Bury St. Edmunds. It was later sold to Dr John Caius who founded Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge.

This timber-framed, aisled barn has undergone many repairs over the centuries, including a bright red metal roof. It is no longer suitable for agricultural use and is hired out as a wedding venue so that it can be self-financing to maintain it and preserve it for the future.


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