Sunday 15 March 2015

Barns but not barns

I seem to have had a wave of visiting and recording farm complexes lately.  Challenging to photograph, but I seem to be getting the hang of it, thanks to various tips from Mark Ludbrook and Andy Marshall.  Has anyone else discovered any 'bank barns' in upland Staffordshire or upland Cheshire?

Cheshire - brick courtyard farm combined hay barn and livestock building of the 1820s
Feb. 2015. Original floors removed

Staffordshire - stone combination multi-level 'bank barn' of the early C18, with cow-house at the lower level
March 2015 - later brick piers have replaced timber principal posts