The Great Barn of Bredon: Its Fire and Reconstruction [Hardback]

F. W. B. Charles (Author)

ISBN: 9781900188272 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 1997 | Language: English 96p, 146 b/w figs

The Great Barn of Bredon


The Bredon Barn was built about 1340 and destroyed by fire on April 18th 1980. This is the story of its rebuilding. It begins with an account of the five other great medieval barns still standing in the Coswold-Severn region, providing a setting for a detailed look at Bredon as it was. Christopher Dyer contributes a chapter on the background history, and its social/economic significance, whilst the bleak central section turns its attention to the fire and aftermath. Supported by a comprehensive photographic record by Martin Charles, and architectural drawings, there is full discussion of the emergency repairs and meticulous reconstruction work, which in itself is a valuable contribution to an understanding of medieval building techniques.

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