The Abbey Barn was built in about the 1340s. It was one of five barns belonging to Glastonbury Abbey, the others being at Pilton, Doulting, West Bradley and Shapwick.

The barn is 93 feet long and has two central porches. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I Listed Building. It has a magnificent two-tier raised base-cruck roof and impressive carved stonework.

The barn remained in agricultural use until the early 1970s when it was given to Somerset County Council as part of  Somerset Rural Life Museum.

Access to the Abbey Barn is via Somerset Rural Life Museum.

Where is it?

Somerset Rural Life Museum,
Abbey Farm,
Chilkwell Street,
Glastonbury,
UK