Wanborough Barn

Built by the Cistercian monks of Waverley Abbey in 1388, this large medieval barn is the most important in Surrey.

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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.

Built in 1388 by the Cistercian monks of Waverley Abbey, which is five miles away, Wanborough Barn was 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 essentially as it was in the Middle Ages.

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

The barn is available to book for private functions or group visits. Please contact Guildford Museum for further information.

How to find us

Wanborough Barn is located just off the A31 between Farnham and Guildford. Take the junction signposted Normandy and turn onto Wanborough Hill, the B3000.

Follow the road round a sharp right hand bend. As you approach the next left-hand bend, turn right at the unmarked crossroad signed 'Wanborough Church'.

The car park for The Great Barn is on your left after the black Granary barn.

2019 Open Days

  • Sunday 23 June, 2pm to 5pm with teas/cakes in the Barn

  • Saturday 6 July, 2pm to 5pm

  • Sunday 21 July, 2pm to 5pm with teas/cakes in the Barn

  • Sunday 11 August, 2pm to 5pm with teas/cakes in the Barn

Heritage Open Days 2019

  • Saturday 7 or 14 (to be confirmed) September 10am to 5pm

  •  Sunday 8 or 15 (to be confirmed) September 10am to 5pm