Barn Heritage

Barn Heritage was the term used to distinguish the recent history of Coggeshall Grange Barn from the historical research into its relationship with Coggeshall Abbey.  It was closely linked with the Oral History thread of the project.

Friends members Sid MacKay and Stan Haines began the task by producing a time-line of events in the Barn's history, from the grant of the land for Coggeshall Abbey by King Stephen and Queen Matilda in 1140 to the transfer of the Barn to the safekeeping of the National Trust in 1989.

Sid and Stan then commissioned a facsimile reprint of George Frederick Beaumont's celebrated A History of Coggeshall, in Essex, originally published in 1890.  Copies may be obtained from booksellers (ISBN-10: 0953916502,  ISBN-13: 978-0953916504), from Amazon or direct from Sid MacKay for 14.50 plus postage and packing.  For further details, call Sid on +44 (0)1376 562817.

Photograph Brian Smith 2007