British Structures

Harmondsworth Barn

Harmondsworth Barn

Renown as the largest timber framed building in England, the Harmondsworth Barn is considered a marvel of medieval carpentry. As an early 15th century structure, it was famously described by the poet John Betjeman as the ‘Cathedral of Middlesex’. The Grade 1 listed barn was […]

Aborfield Barn

Aborfield Barn

The Aborfield barn from the 1500 utilises a typical medieval cruck frame structure. It was dismantled in 1977 and rebuilt as a museum in 1980 at the Chiltern open air museum where it currently stands. CRUCK FRAME STRUCTURE Cruck Frame construction was a typical wood […]