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Date(s) - Sunday 23 Jul 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Great Barn, Harmondsworth Barn

Cost : £3.00

This Colne Valley Festival Fortnight Event will be a Guided Tour of Harmondsworth Great Barn & Harmondsworth Village.

Explore this medieval barn on the former Manor Farm in the village of Harmondsworth, in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The Great Barn dates back to 1426 and is the architectural gem of the Colne Valley Regional Park.

Enjoy a guided tour and talk on Harmondsworth Great Barn and take a look around the historic village with local experts: Justine and Alan, Friends of the Great Barn of Harmondsworth.

Rescued by English Heritage after years of neglect, this Grade I listed barn ranks alongside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey for its exceptional architectural and historic interest. It was dubbed the “Cathedral of Middlesex” by Sir John Betjeman. Built in 1426 by Winchester College as part of its manor farm at Harmondsworth, the oak-framed barn is an outstanding example of medieval carpentry and contains one of the most intact interiors of its era. At nearly 60 metres long, 12 metres wide and 11 metres tall, with 13 massive oak trusses holding up the roof, both its size and aisles evoke the space and shape of a cathedral.

Managed by the Friends of the Great Barn at Harmondsworth.

Parking: Free parking on site.

Accessibility: Wheelchair users etc should be able to take part fully. There are two or three benches around the village allowing the less mobile to rest.

Kids and dog friendly: Not suitable for very small children but otherwise they are welcome if they come with an adult. Well-behaved dogs on leads accepted but won’t be allowed in the church or in the Barn if it is busy.

All welcome.

You could make an afternoon of it by starting off with the Guided Walk of Harmondsworth Moor which is from 12:00-2:00pm the same day.
Click here to see more information about the Colne Valley Festival Fortnight 2023 including a full schedule of events from July 22nd to August 4th.


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