HLF funded project centred around the restoration and development of Winterbourne Medieval Barn as a heritage destination, community hub and events venue.
The project recognises the historical significance of the barn, while being appreciative of the need to make its continued existence sustainable. Interpretation is mainly internal and focused in two locations. An annex to the original barn built some centuries later and a new glazed corridor linking the main body of the barn to amenities.
The interpretation will cover the history of the barn, the life of Thomas De Bradeston, Lord of Winterbourne Manor who built the barn in 1342, medieval life as background to the barn and its uses, the science of Dendrochronology, the adjacent church, much expanded by Thomas, the historic landscape surrounding the barn and its wildlife.
Footprint has now been commissioned to deliver the interpretation for a spring 2020 opening.