Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust was granted charitable status in 2005 following the historical development of the Winterbourne Barn Trust-in-Waiting and Winterbourne Medieval Barn Development Group. Work to identify the barn as being of historic importance began in the 1980s and neglect of the site led to the barn being placed on the “Buildings at Risk” register of English Heritage. Thankfully, its purchase by South Gloucestershire Council and the first stages of renovation and repair have seen the complex brought back from the verge of complete dereliction. The site begins to look secure for the future.
WMBT Trustees and supporters are campaigning to continue the process of revitalisation across the whole farmstead to ensure that the site is protected, celebrated and used as a unique historical asset for the future. The Trust is always keen to receive offers of support and help to drive the project forward as it seeks to “revitalise the historic barn complex and its agricultural landscape”.
The annual report can be viewed or downloaded here.