Cruck Barn was built from trees estimated to be around 100 to 200 years old.
A home away from home
Our clients are wowed as soon as they walk into the 15th century, Grade II cruck barn in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. We have been here since 2009, so it certainly feels like home and a welcoming space for our clients to meet with the team.
How it was built
Previously known as the New Shipton Barn and dating back to 1424, we’re located in one of only seven cruck framed medieval buildings in Birmingham. All five pairs of oak cruck trusses survive to this today and each pair was formed from a single tree. Although recently refurbished, many of the original features have been retained.
A brief history
Sutton Coldfield’s Borough Charter was granted by Henry VIII
The main part of the Farm House was built and further extended in the 1800s
New Shipton Farm became part of the Penns Estate
New Shipton Farm sold, along with Penns Estate
The Farm House was extended and the new Farm Cottage was built
The Penns Estate was sold off and added to the New Hall Estate
Proposals to refurbish the farm building and convert into residences
The farm buildings were converted, including additional new single storey residences in the ground of the farm
Henwood Court relocates to the site… and the rest is history!