The Great Barn - Wanborough


Type:Historic Site

Wanborough, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2JR

Tel: 44 (0)1483 444751

The Great Barn - Wanborough


The Great Barn at Wanborough lies just to the north of the Hog's Back. It is one of the largest and most important medieval barns in south east England. It was built in 1388 by the Cistercian monks of Waverley Abbey, five miles away, as part of a 'grange' - a farm which supplied the abbey itself.

Waverley Abbey was closed down by King Henry VIII in 1536 but the barn has remained essential as it was in the Middle Ages.

Displays in the Great Barn mainly cover aspects of local history, including Wanborough's role in training Special Operations Executive agents for France in World War II.

Stewards are available on the open days to conduct tours of the hamlet inlluding the barn and church. visits by groups can be arranged on other dates.

Book Tickets



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - By arrangement only
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - By arrangement only


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Just off the A31 (Hog's Back) between Farnham and Guildford. Take the Normandy/Wanborough junction and follow signs for Normandy/Wanborough. Turn into Westwood Lane. Wanborough Barns can be found 1/2 mile down on the right hand side.

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