Tisbury Tithe Barn - Added to Historic Buildings in South West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

Parking & TOAL: 51.068580, -2.070290

I parked and TOAL'd from the free car park around the back of Messum Wiltshire Museum, which is what the barn is now used for.

Tithe Barn, Place Farm, Tisbury, a recently restored 13th Century Monastic Barn. With floor space over one third of an acre, it is reputed to be the largest though not the longest barn of its type in England.

The Great Barn in Tisbury was originally built for the Abbess of Shaftesbury as a storage Barn and was owned by Shaftesbury Abbey until the Dissolution. Together with the farmhouse and gatehouses the barn is part of one of the finest surviving groups of monastic grange buildings in the country.

It is thirteen bays long with a central midstrey and wagon porch facing a smaller wagon porch opposite. The barn has cruck trusses connected by two collars and curved yokes, supporting a thatched roof. The Fonthill Estate has made a tremendous job of cleaning and restoring the barn. It has now been converted into a beautiful art space for Messums of London. Now known as “Messums Wiltshire”, their website carries a history and more photographs of the barn.

The effect inside is tremendous. New lighting has been installed and an office mezzanine with a shop below inserted at one end. The rest of the huge barn is a great open space to display the sculptures.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 26/02/2023. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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