Access Statement for Cressing Temple
Access to the historic buildings is via a tarmaced path which runs from the tarmaced car park to the ancient barns. Gravel is sprinkled on top of the tarmac along much of the pathway.
The historic site consists of 7 acres of grounds, and lawns are mown regularly. It takes several minutes to walk from the visitor centre to the Barley Barn. The Barley Barn is at the bottom of a slope, and the road is tarmaced.
The majority of the buildings are accessible to wheelchair users either through level access, or via portable ramps where levels change.
The Granary is situated at first floor level, up a flight of steep stairs.
The entrance to the stable block displays feature traditional thresholds which are not accessible to wheelchair users or people who cannot step over an 8 inch threshold.
The Visitor Centre doors are fitted with push-button power-assisted door openers.
The shop display units are well spaced to allow access for wheelchair and scooter users.
The chairs at the Tearoom tables can be moved to accommodate wheelchair users.
There is one accessible toilet in the visitor centre, and one in the main toilet block in the centre of the historic site. Baby changing facilities are located in the male, female and disabled toilets in the main toilet block, and in the disabled toilet in the Visitor Centre.
There are 3 disabled spaces in the car park. On event days, the 15 acre field is used for overflow car parking. The tarmaced car park is set aside for disabled parking on event days.
One wheelchair is available for visitors’ use, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A free hand-held audio guide is included in the admission fee, and a hand-out map marks the location of the points on the audio tour.
A number of park benches are placed throughout the historic site.
The only dogs permitted in the historic site are assistance dogs.