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Bredon Barn, Bredon, Worcestershire: looking towards the north gable showing the insertion of the new roof trusses

RIBA Ref No RIBA110986
Architect/DesignerCharles, Frederick. W. B. (1912-2002)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1300
Image Date1981
Library ReferenceMC B 010881
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectBarns ; Construction sites ; Agriculture ; Timber construction ; Restoration
NOTES: The barn at Bredon is an aisled structure of nine bays, with Cotswold stone walls and a stone slate roof. It is 134 feet long and has an equal width and height of 44 feet, and a loft approached by an external stair. It was distinguished from other great medieval barns in that it was inhabited by the Reeve (the estate overseer) and his family, so contained a fireplace, a stone lavatory and garderobe. It was badly damaged by fire in 1980. It was completely restored in 1983 by Frederick Charles, father of the photographer Martin Charles.

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