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Great Coxwell Barn

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Address: 2 miles South West of Faringdon | Between A420 and B4019, Faringdon SN7 7LZ, England
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An exquisite Cistercian barn with impressive timbers. Graffiti a point of interest. An architectural gem.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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Farnborough, United Kingdom

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

An exquisite Cistercian barn with impressive timbers. Graffiti a point of interest. An architectural gem.

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Thank bob3747
Slough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Not a great deal to see, a large barn with a historic background. Easy to park on the road by the property.

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

On our way to Buscot Park from Oxford and passed this wee gem, now under Charitable Trust status. Don't miss it if you're interested in architecture and history. No cost to walk through. . This barn is mid-13th C and once belonged to the abbey of Beulieu.

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Thank HelenJG786
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you're in the area and like walking then I would recommend going via here as part of a tour of the woods and Badbury Hill. There's not much to see, but it's worth seeing if you're passing by, and is very impressive. It's essentially a very old, very big barn which you can have a look inside.

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Thank EmilyJu
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I just love this building- to me it is like an agricultural cathedral. I have taken many friends there now and every one is gripped by the atmosphere of the place. Never get tired of going there.

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Thank Paul L
Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fabulous place - really interesting - lots of stuff to look at, including old graffiti. Read the information on site and give them a donation to keep it in good condition. A gem, if you're interested in agricultural and building history. Would fascinate a builder with a knowledge of roofing structures.

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Thank HassledMother
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Its only a barn, but in excellent condition and one that clearly gives the visitor an insight into these great buildings. There are old etchings and graffiti for the children to discover as there are laminated guide sheets provided - so both old and young can enjoy a visit here. Free, but make a donation if you wish.

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Thank VeryHungryWalker
Ledbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Having visited kelmscott we were travelling home but wanted to see this huge Barn set in lovely countryside, and when we arrived iI immediately thought of Private Frazer in Dad's Army who spoke of "the old empty barn" which it was. But very impressive, crica 1300 and monastic in its roots, it was used for cattle/steed and feed. It is... More 

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Thank JanLedbury
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had been out for a walk in another national trust location (Coleshill Estates) and thought we'd take a detour to the barn. Well worth it. Simply spectacular on the inside. Huge in scale and with good information (undercover so not such an issue if raining) this is well worth finding.

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Thank SavernakeBreese
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is well worth a visit. A lot of people don't even know that it exists. If your local you can incorporate a walk to visit this wonderful ancient barn. If driving there is parking spaces right outside. The site has information for you to read telling you various things about the barn & what it was used for in... More 

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