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!

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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.

Upcoming Events

Passion Play

Date: 30th March 2018

Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm

Passion Play

On Good Friday at the Barn, ToFF (Together for Fromeside) Productions presents a Passion Play suitable for all ages.

Jazz in the Barn

Date: 26th May 2018

Time: 6.30 - 9.30pm

Jazz in the Barn

After last year’s highly acclaimed sell-out performance, members of the University of the West of England (UWE) Big Band and singers return to the Barn again.

The Annual Medieval Fayre

Date: 10th June 2018

Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm

The Annual Medieval Fayre

Vivid displays of daily life and military combat in a medieval camp. The Company of Chivalry provide the perfect family day out at this unique heritage site which dates from 1342. Arrive early and stay all day!

Bristol Male Voice Choir and the  Frampton Shantymen

Enjoy a wide variety of musical entertainment on this midsummer afternoon, from modern musicals to seafaring shanties.

© Copyright Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust 2018. Registered Office: Winterbourne Court Farm Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire BS36 1SE WBMT is a Registered Charity No. 1112908 and is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee No. 04797256