Bishop's Barn 


The 15th century tithe barn was given to the city 130 years ago for the use of citizens.

Preserving the architectural 
heritage of Somerset for
future generations

The Somerset Building Preservation Trust is a charitable organisation that repairs and restores buildings of historic interest that would otherwise be lost and brings them back into beneficial use within communities.

The Trust promotes higher standards of architectural design through its William Stansell Historic Building Awards and encourages the use of apprenticeships to teach traditional skills in conservation.

To learn more about the Trust and its work – and how you can get involved in helping to save some of Somerset’s most important buildings go to Support Us.

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Our future success relies on the generosity of our supporters. Please contact us to donate.

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Why not support our work by becoming a member of the Somerset Building Preservation Trust.

Somerset Building
Preservation Trust, 

10 St Medard Road



BS28 4AY

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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Home to the magnificent 14th century Abbey Barn.