Preservation of the unique 14th century Barn and promotion of knowledge of the history of its architecture, agricultural landscape and people.

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust (WMBT) is busy working in partnership with the owners to revitalise the whole complex into a community-led project based on heritage and food and farming education.

Click on the links and begin to uncover the history of this spectacular medieval building. We think it is a pretty special barn and hope you agree!

Thank you for visiting this site. Please tell your friends about our work and contact us with offers of support and encouragement.

Winterbourne Medieval Barn is a building of national importance. Built in 1342, just a few years before the great plagues swept across England, the barn is a unique survival of the medieval agrarian economy. It was commissioned by Thomas de Bradeston, who was Lord of the Manor of Winterbourne from 1328 until his death in 1360. Records suggest that he ‘dined with friends at Winterbourne in 1353’.

Sitting on a finger of fertile agricultural land in the north Bristol fringe in the South West of England, this great agricultural storehouse was in danger of collapse through neglect until it was purchased by South Gloucestershire Council, its current owner, in 1998. A programme of restoration on the Main Barn and the South Range began in 2002, jointly financed by the South Gloucestershire Council and English Heritage.

Next Events

Click here to go to our full event listing page.

Apple Grafting Workshop

Date: 2nd March 2019

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Apple Grafting Workshop

There are some places available for the second weekend of Apple Grafting on Sunday 10th March. Contact Robert on 01179574921, or 07579001886. Or email for more info.

Wet-Felting Workshop for Beginners

Date: 16th March 2019

Time: 10.30am - 1.15pm

Location: The Cartshed

Wet-Felting Workshop for Beginners

Join Fi Harris from FELTbyFI for a beginners wet-felting workshop. In this session you will learn to create both a wet-felt picture, and a 3D container.

Winterbourne Home Money Boxes

Is your purse bulging with loose change? Are coppers weighing your pockets down? Fed up with carrying around small change?

Then, we’ve got the ideal solution.

Get yourself WMBT home money box and use your loose change to help save the Barn. Simply pop the box on the shelf and then everyday you can clear out those coins that clutter up your wallet.

How to get hold of a Money Box

You can either pick a box at a Barn event or contact us using the “Contact us”  page and we will send it to you

How to return the Receipts

You can either return the filled box to the Barn or pay the money into our account at NatWest

Account Name: Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust
Sort Code:         52 10 51
Account No:    18111548

If you are eligible for Gift Aid please complete the form on the Membership page, either by post to the Barn or by a signed pdf to so  that the Trust can claim an additional 25% on your donation