Great Barn

Great Barn

Visiting Paston Great Barn with Ash Murray of Natural England
The Paston Great Barn was built by William Paston in 1581. It is over 164 ft long and is one of the largest in the county. The inscription with the date of the Barn is over the small north west door. There is another inscription plate on the north side above the road.

It is likely that the stone and some other building materials were taken from Bromholm Priory, as some of the stones have a distinctly ecclesiastical flavour; in particular the small stone head over the top double door south east side.

The long cattle sheds and square fodder room on this side are later additions. They would have made two enclosed yards for over-wintering stock.