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The Arborfield Barn

at the

Chiltern Open Air Museum


Contributed by: Trevor STUBBERFIELD (52A)



On a recent visit to the Chiltern Open Air Museum, located at Chalfont St. Giles in Buckinghamshire, I came across the Arborfield Barn which originally stood on Carters Hill Farm in Arborfield. It is thought to date from around the 16th Century. At one time it belonged to the National Institute for Research in Dairying but in 1977 was condemned as unsafe. It was dismantled and moved to the museum and during 1979/80 was repaired and reassembled on site.

The story of the reconstruction can be read from this pdf file




The information is contained in the Guide Book to the museum and remains the

Copyright of The Chiltern Open Air Museum.


Three photographs taken by the contributor.






For more information on the history of Arborfield Village please visit the web site of the


Arborfield Local History Society



First Published: 1st July 2009.

First Latest Update: 10th July 2017.











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