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

Wine Tasting Evening

Date: 3rd July 2018

Time: 7.00 - 9.30pm

Wine Tasting Evening

With Ian Redfearn. 25 years in the wine trade means Ian is extremely knowledgeable about what makes a great wine and is also the perfect host to guide us through this evening of tasting Eastern European wines. Tickets Adults £10.00. Online TICKETSOURCE A booking fee will be applied. Click here to buy tickets. Daisy’s Coffee […]

Opera in the Barn

Date: 8th July 2018

Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Opera in the Barn

Once again we welcome Tessitoura Opera for a comedy production in the unusual and intimate setting of the medieval barn. This tuneful, charming work was Verdi’s last opera.

The Three Musketeers

Date: 12th August 2018

Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

The Three Musketeers

Expect swashbuckling sword fights and subterfuge in this fast and funny adaptation by Ian Kennedy Productions of Alexander Dumas’s famous French tale.

Shakespeare in the Barn

Date: 28th August 2018

Time: 7.00 - 9.00pm

Shakespeare in the Barn

The Winter’s Tale Performed by The Festival Players. The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, King of Sicilia, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generation, there is […]

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