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Bredon Tithe Barn, Worcestershire

This is one of the great stone barns built around 1350 as part of a monastic grange belonging to Worcester abbey. It was almost destroyed by fire in 1980 but rebuilt through the efforts of F.W.B. Charles (see Books about barns) and the National Trust. You can see the charred timbers and the scarfed-in repairs in the photograph on the right.

It is one of only a few stone, aisled barns in England along with Great Coxwell, Sydling St. Nicholas and a few northern aisled barns. It has seven bays, with wagon porches at the second and fifth bays. There is a Reeve’s or Granger’s room above the south-east porch, accessed by a set of external, stone steps.