Ashleworth Tithe Barn
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The barn is built of ten bays, topped with a slate roof, and supported by a lovely system of timber roof trusses in a queen post design. The barn is owned and maintained by the National Trust, but it is used by a working farm. Seasonal opening.
Unless you are a real student of medieval architecture, you may find the tithe barn a bit short on appeal. It is large, and an impressive reminder of how good medieval architecture can be, but it is unlikely to occupy a visitor for more than a few minutes. The setting is undoubtedly lovely, however.
Directly behind the barn is the parish church, with Saxon stonework and one of the earliest known examples of a royal coat of arms.
Address: Ashleworth, Gloucestershire, England, GL19 4JA
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: On a minor road from Ashleworth village, 3 miles north of Gloucester off the A417. Signposted from the village green.
Phone: 01452 814213
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: David Ross / Britain Express
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