Montala to move to 13th century barn
31st October 2016
We're very pleased to announce that we're moving to much larger offices, remaining in the same business park here at Wicklesham Lodge in Oxfordshire. The new office will give us much more room to grow with space for three times the current number of staff. We're sure we'll find a use for all the extra space in the meantime!
A little history....
The Old Barn is a Grade II listed building dating from the 13th and 14th centuries. Although currently existing as one building, it was originally two. The completion of the first building is believed to have been commissioned by Stonleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, for a brethren of Cistercian monks based at a wick (dairy) farm. A threshing barn was incorporated to the main building in the 13th century.
It is believed that some time around the 16th century, The Old Barn was a wooden building with thatched roof that subsequently caught fire. Much of it was re-built using stone and roofed in clay tiles, however, some of the former timbers are thought to remain in use today.
The Old Barn was sympathetically converted to offices in 1989, and further updated in 2001. Many characteristic features have been retained, as far as possible, including exposed wooden timbers in the ceiling and arrow slits in the wall.
You can read more on the Wicklesham website.