We are delighted to say work has begun on the Barn conversion. Many of you will remember this used to be a redundant agricultural barn (slowly falling down!) which housed sheep over the winter months and was used for the lambing in spring.
We have a specialist contractor who started earlier this year and who is managing the project. Great care is being taken to retain as many of the original timbers and features as possible. Some areas in particular the sole plates, have been replaced with green oak as they had signs of severe rotting. It is all fitted together with wooden pegs – no modern nails or screws here! We found some interesting old farm implements, a chalk floor base and we know the main aisle was definitely used as a threshing floor. We will be trying to retain and bring to life again these interesting barn features so they are preserved for years to come.
We will keep you updated on progress.