Bredon Barn, Bredon, Worcestershire: the restored south-east porch
|Architect/Designer||Charles, Frederick. W. B. (1912-2002)|
|Artist/Photographer||Charles, Martin (1940-2012)|
|Library Reference||MC B 291083|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Martin Charles / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Agriculture ; Entrances ; Timber construction ; Restoration ; Barns|
NOTES: The barn at Bredon is an aisled structure of nine bays, with Cotswold stone wallls and 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 also 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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