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Hales Hall Barn, Norfolk

The Hall and the Great Barn at Hales in Norfolk were built in 1474 by  Sir James Hobart, the Attorney General to Henry VII. This makes it one of the few surviving, secular, pre Dissolution great barns.

The barn is 178 ft long and is the largest, surviving, medieval brick-built barn in the country. It is divided into fourteen bays. The thatched roof has eleven bays of collar-beams on braces and queen posts and three bays at the east end with king-posts above queen-posts.

You can sometimes visit the barn by buying a ticket at the garden nursery next door.