Lecture on Great Coxwell Barn

Grand-scale timber framing and the Cistercian legacy.

Manifest gave a presentation to the Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society on Great Coxwell Barn, one of the most impressive (not to say staggeringly beautiful) medieval barns in southern England.  Our talk ranged through the Cistercian movement (whose abbey grange this was), the physics of aisled barns and their descendants in hammerbeam roofs, and the quirks and details of Great Coxwell which make it such a fascinating object of study.