A unique medieval site

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.

Major building works have recently been completed with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to revitalise the whole Barn complex into a community heritage site promoting the knowledge of medieval history, its architecture, agricultural landscape and people.

What happens at the Barn

As a multi-purpose venue we host a range of activities for the local community including family activities, music and theatre performances, craft workshops, a monthly lecture series, and our flagship events the Medieval Fayre and Orchard Harvest Days.

The Barn makes a unique and beautiful setting for a magical wedding day and is available for hire all year round. The Barn and seminar rooms can also be hired for celebration events, film shoots, and meetings. Get in touch to find out more.

Next Events

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Lecture: Sabrina Goddess of the River Severn

Date: 13th October 2020

Time: 7pm

Location: The Main Barn

Lecture: Sabrina Goddess of the River Severn

Have you ever wondered what story the River Severn wants to tell? In this talk by Nicola Haasz, we’ll examine aspects of the River, its journey, Folklore, ancient water worship and historic finds.

Wine Tasting

Date: 17th October 2020

Time: 7 - 9.30pm

Location: The Main Barn

Wine Tasting

Ian Redfearn is back again this year to guide us through the aromas and flavours of a range of red and white wines from Chile and Argentina. With 25 years experience in the wine trade, Ian makes the ideal host for the evening.

Weddings

We’re now taking enquiries and bookings for wedding celebrations. The Barn and grounds make a spectacular backdrop for a special occasion. At Winterbourne Medieval Barn you have the flexibility to create an event that is as unique as you are. Check out our weddings page for more information.