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Kenilworth Abbey Barn

Kenilworth Abbey Barn is one of the many barns I have visited, which were originally monastic buildings. It may have been the Abbot’s meeting hall, and was used as a stable after the dissolution of the abbey.

It is a rectangular, sandstone building of two stories. It originally had an outside staircase giving access to the upper floor which had a raised cruck roof. This has been replaced with tie-beam trusses. The barn is now a local museum which is open every Sunday afternoon from May to September. It is manned by volunteers from The Kenilworth History and Archaeology Society. Near by are the ruins of the Abbey Gatehouse.