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Barn at Leiston Abbey, Suffolk

Leiston Abbey comprises the ruins of a fourteenth century Premonstratensian monastery, owned by the National Trust. The ancillary buildings, including the barn are now a wedding and conference venue belonging to Pro Corda, a chamber music school.

The barn is fifteenth century, made of brick and flint with weather boarded gables. It has a central midstrey. The roof is thatched. Inside it is divided into seven bays without aisles. Because it has a thatched roof, the roof timbers are fairly light. The trusses consist of  principal rafters with very light trenched purlins and a collar beam just below. There are tie beams at eaves level.

The barn is available as a wedding venue. To find out more, visit the Pro Corda website.