Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Wiltshire Farmstead Project

I did some more work on the Wiltshire Farmstead Project and visited three farms in the south of the county. The idea is to record the old farm buildings before they are all converted into residences. In my village they all have. The top and bottom photos show an old hay loft still so used and in its rafters some old milking stools no longer used. In another farm the gatehouse of an old priory and leper colony, dating from 1300 onwards, serves as a cowshed and hayloft. The middle photo shows a squint in the metre thick wall of the hayloft, through which one could see potential enemies with minimum exposure.

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