National Trust - Coggeshall Grange Barn, Coggeshall

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  • Combined with Paycocks (you park here and walk) Anexremly large Tythe barn lovingly restored, must be one of the largest in the country interesting waggons and a collection of wood carving tools  more »
  • We visited the barn today with a wheelchair reliant relative, it's very expensive to get in and the car parking was challenging. The first issue was that dogs were only allowed in depending who was at...  more »
  • Its a big and skilful restoration that reminds us of the past. There is actually not a lot else to see and a visit can be achieved in a half hour. The entry charge is on the high side of too.  more »
  • Massive 13th Century Wood Structure This is the oldest all-wood barn in the UK, if not Europe. Formerly part of Coggeshall Abbey's grain storage buildings, the barn is one of the few remaining Medieval structures in the country, constructed solely from wood. It is home to a detailed exhibition charting its eight hundred year history, and it's actually kind of hard to describe its cavernous nature when you're standing inside. Given Coggeshall's other ancient buildings and sights, this place is definitely worth taking an hour over. Pro-Tip: Coggeshall is a medieval village, so it's quite narrow, with limited parking opportunities. Grange Barn's grounds provide an excellent place to leave your car while you explore the village
  • To be honest, there isn't much to see in the barn. But if you combine it with a visit to Paycocke's & a walk round Coggeshall it is an enjoyable afternoon out.
  • Extremely disappointed as it was shut due to lack of volunteers. Had travelled 2hrs to visit the barn and Paycockes and walk around Coggeshall. Arrived early on Sunday knowing it wouldn't open until 11am according to the website so parked in the car park and walked to Paycockes, which was very interesting, but learnt Grange Barn wasn't going to be opened today. Couldn't understand why they hadn't put it on the website?? When we returned to the car park there were loads more disappointed people who in turn expressed their dissatisfaction. Come on NT get your act together!
  • Was closed on the day we visited due to low volunteer rates, but they had left a large window open so we could see inside. It would be nice if there were some informational signs on the outside, but it wasn't too far from Paycocke's so it wasn't like our day out was ruined.
  • This is a big old barn, so for those of you not interested in timber structures, monastic history or old farm machinery this will be a quick wow and move on. Still worth it though as it is dramatic and has easy parking only 5 minutes walk from the NT house.

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