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Buckland Abbey Barn, Devon

Buckland Abbey was established in 1278. It was the last of 74 Cistercian Abbeys to be built in England. After the Dissolution it passed to Sir Richard Grenville and then to Sir Francis Drake. It is now owned by the National Trust.

The great barn was used to store the produce of the Abbey's vast estates. It is 87 metres long, 10 metres wide and 8 metres to the eaves. It is supported by great buttresses on the outside with a central wagon porch on each long side. Inside it has an impressive, raised-cruck timber roof. Check the National Trust website for opening times.