Cressing Temple Joust & Medieval Fayre

Date:: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019 to Sunday, September 1, 2019

NANMA are delighted to be supporting the Medieval festivities at Cressing Temple, where apart from the usual crafts, combat and archery there is the promise of some high end medieval entertainment in the form of joust.

Cressing Temple is an archeological feast in itself, having three Grade I listed timber-framed buildings; the thirteenth century Barley Barn and Wheat Barn, described by historian Michael Haag as "the two finest Templar-built barns in Europe",and the later Granary building. The Barley Barn is an early thirteenth century (c. 1220) barn modified in later centuries and is the oldest standing timber-framed barn in the world.The roof was originally tiled, and would have weighed close to 70 tonnes.The Wheat Barn was built in around 1280 in the Romanesque style and was altered in the early 1500s and again in the1700s. The Granary built sometime just after 1575 is the largest granary in Essex.These are open to the public along with the later Tudor gardens and farm buildings.

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