Bredon Barn, Bredon, Worcestershire: the west wall and restored roof rafters and aisled bays
|Charles, Frederick. W. B. (1912-2002)
|Charles, Martin (1940-2012)
|MC G 130682
|Black and white
|Martin Charles / RIBA Collections
|Barns ; 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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