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Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre

Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre on the outskirts of Redditch, Worcestershire, is built on an H plan, one of the most common layouts for a farmyard. The cross-bar of the H is made from a sixteenth century (late Medieval/Early Tudor) barn. Originally known as Marfield Barn,  it was the lesser barn of two barns standing on Church Hill. It was moved from there to Matchborough. There it was allowed to decay and was moved a third time to the site of Bordesley Abbey and Needle Mill to allow its preservation.

A mezzanine floor has been inserted and it now contains the shop, ticket office with a museum on the upper floor. As well as the displays about the abbey and needle mill it also gives one an opportunity to see the barns’s timber frame.