14 Barns

This is a 15-16 century barn which was restored by the Museum of East Anglian Life. The interesting thing about it is the use of diagonal roof braces to give a wider storage area. Up till this time, storage width was limited to the maximum deflection of timber which wasn’t much really.  Then the Church started to use braces to allow a larger area for worship, and it became common in barns, manor houses etc.

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6 Responses to 14 Barns

  1. danudin says:

    It is somewhat Cathederal Like in appearance.

  2. jackscrap says:

    A pleasant change to see the ‘insides’ of a barn, does look a little dark and dingy.

  3. lsvejda says:

    It is amazing how resourceful people were so very long ago. This is an interesting image showing the structure of a ancient barn.

  4. Tammy says:

    A great inside perspective…love all the clean lines which lead us through this barn!

  5. KarenAnn says:

    Living on a farm, I find it interesting to see such an old barn. Good to have it restored too. Our approx. 100 year old barn was felled by the wind a year ago. They don’t make them like that out of wood any more.

  6. Those are some massive timbers being held up by brick foundations….or you could hope something stronger inside the brick surfacing when it was restored. I love to see the old barns in our area.

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