Great Coxwell Barn Houses

Great Coxwell Barn
On A420 2m SW of Faringdon
Great Coxwell


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This 13th century stone large monastic barn has a stone-tiled roof and interesting timber structure. The Great Barn in Great Coxwell village is the sole surviving part of a thriving 13th Century grange that once provided vital income to Beaulieu Abbey. It is an impressive reminder of the skills of Gothic carpenters and the wealth and influence of the great monastic orders. William Morris, one of the barn's most ardent admirers, called it 'unapproachable in its dignity'.

The grange also consisted of a windmill, which was used to grind grain, a pig farm and a dairy herd. Cheese, butter and honey would also have been made.

The Barn was built of Cotswold rubble-stone walling, with a Cotswold slate roof. There are several slit windows and on the outside are small, square putlog holes in which mason's poles were placed during construction. Unlike many large medieval barns which have two doors, the Barn has one. The doors in the gable walls were probably added in the 18th Century.

Having been part of the Coleshill Estate since the18th Century, the barn was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1956 by Ernest Cook. Careful repairs have been carried out during the Barn's history. In the 19th Century rafters were replaced, in the early 1960s all the roof slates were renewed and in 2002 the stonework was extensively repaired. .

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VenueGreat Coxwell Barn
AddressOn A420 2m SW of Faringdon, Great Coxwell, Oxfordshire, SN7 7LZ
Opening timesAny reasonable time
Entry costs
Attraction typeHouses

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The Eagle Tavern


Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, The Eagle Tavern offers accommodation in Coxwell. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Postcode: SN7 7LW
Distance from :
0.7 miles

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Bell Hotel Faringdon


Bell Hotel Faringdon is set in the centre of this Oxfordshire town. This hotel features a garden, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and modern rooms. Each room at Bell Hotel Faringdon has traditional d�cor with wooden furnishings.

Postcode: SN7 7HP
Distance from :
1.6 miles

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The Old Crown Coaching


Located in the market town of Faringdon, this former 16th-century coaching inn still has its original courtyard. This boutique-style hotel offers spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs and free on-site parking..

Postcode: SN7 7HU
Distance from :
1.6 miles

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The King and Queen


Situated in the large village of Shrivenham, The King and Queen Longcot offers free on-site parking and a games room with pool table, darts board and a large handmade chess board..

Postcode: SN7 7TL
Distance from :
2 miles

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Buscot Manor


Built in 1692, Buscot Manor is a tranquil estate set in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. Surrounded by the beautiful countryside, guests can enjoy activities such as horse riding, golf, and cycling. Oxford is only 20 miles away.

Postcode: SN7 8DA
Distance from :
3.4 miles

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The White Horse View


A 20-minute drive from Swindon, with views of the open countryside including the famous Uffington White Horse, this B&B offers free WiFi in the public areas and barbecue facilities. Separate from the main house, each room has an outdoor seating..

Postcode: SN6 8JL
Distance from :
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