Granary, Nr Hanbury, Worcestershire

The Granary was built in the last quarter of the eighteenth century at Temple Broughton Farm, near Hanbury, Worcestershire and is a wonderful example of vernacular architecture from the area.

Threatened with collapse and dereliction in the early 1970s the building was rescued and re-located to Avoncroft Museum. The craftsmanship is of a high level and great care was taken when moving the building to transport key elements of the structure in whole pieces – such as the brick supporting pillars – thereby preserving their historical appearance.

The Granary in the context of its location at the Museum helps explain the processing of wheat as it is located between our threshing barn and early nineteenth century windmill. This is explained through interpretation and our education programme.