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The Great Barn at Harmondsworth

22 May 2018

Historic England have recently published a monograph on The Great Barn at Harmondsworth, a Grade I listed tithe barn built in 1425-27

This is one of the largest and best-preserved structures of its type in the country, described as ‘The Cathedral of Middlesex’ by Sir John Betjeman.

Stephen Priestley MA MCIfA our Director of Research, undertook a substantial programme of documentary research on the history of the Great Barn significantly informing the production of this Historic England monograph.

Stephen transcribed a large number of medieval Latin manuscript records at Winchester College, the National Archives and other repositories and also advised on various points of interpretation.