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Boscobel House Barn

Boscobel House is administered by English Heritage. Its Royal Oak tree became famous as one of the hiding places of King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. It was originally a hunting lodge. After Charles’s visit Boscobel became a working farm, and today you can visit the lodge, farmyard, gardens and a descendant of the original Royal Oak.

The barn is probably seventeenth century although it may be older. It is a typical midland, box-frame structure with brick in-fill. It may have been a barn originally but it might always have been stables. It has a hay-loft at one end and a king-post roof with raked struts from the king post to the upper purlins and raked struts from the tie-beams to the lower purlins.