Entries by Jasmin

New Business and Development Manager Role

New Year, New Job! Applications are invited for the role of Business and Development Manager at Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust. Are you looking for a new challenge where you can use your commercial and operational skills working in an exciting heritage redevelopment project? Winterbourne Medieval Barn is preparing to re-open its doors to the public in […]

Builders Blog #3

We’re well into the build now, just over the half way mark and the works are moving at quite the pace! Inside the main Barn, underfloor heating is starting to go in at one end which should help to take the chill off if you’re watching a performance, and a coat of lime wash has […]

September News

Autumn at the Barn Apple varieties on display at Orchard Harvest Day Events still available for 2019: Wet-Felting Workshop                 – Sat 12 Oct, 10am – 1pm.  £35 AGM – building update and social            – Tues 15 Oct, 7.30pm Talk: Honey – from Flower to Jar  […]

Heritage Open Days

We took part in Heritage Open Days again this year with a Cartshed drop in over the weekend where you could find out the latest Barn news and listen to some of our volunteer stories and memories of the Barn. We also ran a mosaic taster session where participants could mosaic their own plant pot to take home, and […]

Summer at the Barn

The Big Build Work is progressing well on the Barn site, despite some very wet weather in June. There is scaffolding everywhere!  From the outside many changes are obvious, including the re-roofing of the West Barn, and the start to the cow byres’ extension to provide an additional workshop unit.   The scale of the internal […]

Builders Blog #2

The summer might feel like it’s on hold, but building work at the Barn certainly isn’t! With demolitions and groundworks having taken place, the Corbel team have turned their attentions to the West Barn at the far end of the site. What once was a dark, pokey space with breeze blocked rooms is now a […]

Builders Blog #1

We’re approaching the end of April and the recent glorious weather has been bathing the Barn grounds in spring sunshine. From our position in the Cartshed, the view is starting to look very different already. Corbel Conservation have moved onto site, the cider press and mill stone have been dismantled and moved into storage, and […]

Funding News

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust will be getting a brand new toilet block and kitchen facility as part of the conservation and building works taking place throughout 2019. This work has been made possible due to a £15,498 grant from Ibstock Enovert Trust (IET), an Environmental Body funded through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). The money […]

Meet the Builders

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust and South Gloucestershire Council have been working together to transform the Winterbourne Medieval Barn site into a heritage hub for the local community. This £1.7 million project is supported by an award from The National Lottery Heritage Fund of £936,600. Work to conserve, redevelop and find new uses for the magnificent Grade […]

Can You Help Us Raise The Roof?

Winterbourne’s West Barn is currently dilapidated and needs extensive restoration. Its roof is made up of 8,500 red clay pantiles which have to be removed, checked and cleaned while the internal structure is repaired, and then placed back on the finished roof. Having almost raised all the funds required to restore the buildings on the […]