Croxley Great Barn built 1398 – Saturday morning 27th July 2013.Posted: July 28, 2013
From April to October, the last Saturday in every month heralds the opening by Three Rivers Museum Trust (TRMT) of one of the oldest buildings in Hertfordshire, Croxley Great Barn built in 1398. Inside it’s like a Cathedral, amazing considering it was built 615 years ago. During the tour and explanation of the history of the barn by TRMT Chairman Barbara Owen, you get to see the interior. Stephen Bull from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) showed examples of the tools used in that period and explained how the barn was built. Over 50 members of SPAB spent a week working on the barn at the beginning of July repairing and renovating the fabric. They will return next year to do more work.
In my capacity as Chairman of the Council and on behalf of the residents of TRDC, I was asked to finish the morning by thanking Stephen for all his efforts to help preserve our hidden gem and for such an interesting talk.
If you have not visited yet, there are only three more open days this year. The last Saturday in August, September and October, meet at 10.45am at St Joan of Arc School car park in Rickmansworth High Street for the 10 minute walk to the barn. For more information see www.trmt.org.uk