Croxley Great Barn built 1398 – Friday 13th June 2014.Posted: June 13, 2014
From April to October, on the last Saturday in every month Three Rivers Museum Trust (TRMT) organises the opening 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 616 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 2013 repairing and renovating the fabric. They return to do more renovation in July, with an open day on the 2nd July from 10.00am.
If you have not visited yet, there are more open days this year. The last Saturday in June, July, 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
SPAB at work in 2013