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Rivington Hall Barn

Rivington Hall Barn is the larger of the two cruck barns at Rivington in Lancashire. It measures 105 feet 8 inches long and 57 feet 6 inches wide. It has seven bays separated by six pairs of crucks.

There is evidence of Saxon origin and it may date anywhere between the ninth and the sixteenth century. Although some authorities suggest it is the latter, the evidence of the axed rather than sawn cruck-blades suggests to me that it is earlier.

This barn too was renovated and altered in 1905 for Lord Leverhulme. The barn is now a venue for weddings and events such as the antiques fair pictured.