Somerset Rural Life Museum has now reopened

After 2 years of extensive renovation works to the Visitor Centre and Abbey Barn the SRLM reopened on the 3rd of June. We were pleased to have been involved with the works to the Abbey Barn floor, which included a full measured survey of the floor following archaeological recording, incorporation of new electrical services and new floor surfaces to the Scheduled Monument.

The barn was built in the 1340’s to store produce from the Glastonbury Abbey estates and continued in use as a farm building until 1972, even after the Abbey’s dissolution in 1539.

See attached link for more information

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2nd Month Update

The blog is a bit late this month, as things have been a bit busy during November. We can finally confirm that winter is here as the cold conditions on site whilst surveying the Abbey Barn at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury proved!

Work has been very varied this month, from initial brief development, sketch scheme preparation and planning & building regulation submissions for projects located within Purbeck, Dorset and up to Bristol.

We have also undertaken an office visit to the Avalon Marshes to see the works being undertaken by SW Heritage Trust in the reconstruction of a Saxon Hall.


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