Stanmer Traditional Agricultural Buildings
The council has plans to restore and develop the Stanmer Traditional Agricultural Buildings, giving them new purpose and new life.
These buildings sit within the heart of Stanmer village as a focal point of its past and now its future.
This project is part of the wider master plan for the historic Stanmer Estate.
The project vision is to provide a mixed use scheme that will bring the buildings back into use; one that is flexible and self-sufficient as public subsidy declines.
It will create a gateway to the South Downs National Park and open up access for the public with new uses.
The Grade II Long Barn is the centrepiece of this Downland farmstead and is likely to date from 1776. Records show that John Norris was paid for 16 loads of lime towards building a new barn for John Faulconer in March 1776.
Stanmer's long barn is 56.40 metres long, 9.75 metres wide and 9.94 metres high at the southern end ridge. It has a 14-bay wooden structure and a long history of being modified to meet the demands of the day.
Take a look at what's inside and how we plan to restore the Long Barn in our video below.
We've been working to make the Long Barn safe and accessible for specialist surveys.
The project's architect is using the surveys to draw up the initial design work.
It’s hoped work will start in 2019 and take around two years to complete.
We will share more about the project here, so please follow our progress.