This lovely timber framed threshing barn built in around 1610 always fascinates me when I visit Hodnet Hall Gardens.
BuildingHistory.org on the history of barns:
Often the dominating farm building is the barn, the storehouse for the grain crop. It can be recognised by its great doors – two opposite each other large enough for a fully-laden wagon [...]
The dovecote is a Grade II listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument. It was built in 1656 and predates the original 19th century hall and is more contemporary with the 17th century Tithe Barn that is situated near by. The current hall is shown in the bottom photograph.
It was built with nesting holes for pigeons, [...]
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