Monday, 5 December 2011

Barn Charm................................ a 15th century cruck barn in Cheshire

 The medieval cruck barn at Arley Hall... built around 1468.

 The cruck barn is to the left of the clock tower.... the Tudor section to the right is much newer.
It was constructed in 1604

 Another view of the 15th century cruck barn

And this is the view from the other side...  this is actually the approach to Arley Hall and Gardens.
My first post to Barn Charm

30 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

hurray! you remembered! the inside of that cruck barn looks like the Ark! :) really cool! and almost as ancient! :)

Carole Meisenhelter said...

a great first post for Barn Charm! I can't contribute that meme because no 'barns' in my territory. Love the architecture, those beams/struts wow; to have lasted so well for so long. Enjoy Grand Designs where I get to see those solid internals; lasting a lifetime ...and more. Great photographs Andrew.

Milton Ostetto said...

belas fotos e uma linda reportagem
abraço
Milton

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A great first post, love places like this.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful barn, a home sweet home.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Wow, what a fantastic old Barn. Great construction. It is amazing that it has lasted so long.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

No doubt your contribution to Barn Charm will be the most different and definitely the oldest to grace the Barn Charm site. Wonderful Andrew.

The Glebe Blog said...

Amazingly ancient.I've been in a few old pubs with 300 year old beams,but never seen any wooden building this old.

carmen said...

hermosoooooo gran foto, atractiva alineación de árboles muy buena.
Saludos Carmen

Mari said...

What a great place! I love seeing the inside structure, with the exposed beams. The clock tower and the trees really add to it's beauty!
Thanks for joining barn charm and sharing.

missing moments said...

That is absolutely a gorgeous barn! Love it and the grounds it sits on. Great photos!

Carletta said...

This is definitely a Barn "Charm" post!
How massive the beams look. How awesome for it to still be standing and a testament to the workmanship.
Well captured!

Nicole said...

That place is amazing!
Awesome that it's still standing and that over all these centuries has been well kept!

ADRIAN said...

A beautiful building. It looks to have been in receipt of some sympathetic restoration.

Beth said...

that is gorgeous. what great barns. lovely. (:

Tanya said...

wow, that is amazing! beautiful!

The Herald said...

Craftmanship at it's best. Great images Andrew.

Jill Wellington said...

Wowee, Andrew...a barn from the 1400s?? Amazing....and so is the great first photo. I love that!

Rose said...

Oh, Wow! Love the inside, love the outside...love the view leading into it. Wonderful.

Lesley said...

Those of us from the 'new world' admire this ancient barn!

Martha Z said...

Hand hewn timbers and traditional joinery, few know how to do this anymore. Beautiful workmanship, thanks for sharing!

Rambling Woods said...

I have been doing our family history this past year and have spent a lot of time researching my father's side of the family as both of his parents came over from England....lovely photos...

Ruta said...

A great post for Barn Charm...these shots are spectacular!

Larry said...

This is amazing... what beautiful photos and structures... the first photo with the internal structure is fantastic... Larry

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Unbelievable! 1468? We have nothing anywhere near that old here & that's the oldest barn on Barn Charm to date!
Welcome & I'm so glad you linked up! What a beautiful barn, I'm just in awe of it.

Genie said...

Welcome to Tricia’s Barn Charm. You are going to love it. Your first post is beautiful. Love the different styles in the one barn. This must be one fabulous place to visit. Gorgeous scenery. I have now heard of Arley Hall and Gardens and I have not heard of crick barns, but I am going to do my research tonight. You have really stirred up my interest.genie

Kathiesbirds said...

Well, that first shot makes me feel like I am walking into the belly of a whale! What a sight! I am amazed that anything that old and constructed of wood is still around! And what the heck is a "cruck?"

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow what a fantastic addition to "barn charm' this post was -- quite a different look at a barn for most of us over on this side of the pond. I had to run for my Kindle dictionary to look up "cruck" and of course it makes perfect sense with your picture to illustrate.

Pantherka said...

Andrew, nice post and nice barn.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

How thrilling to have buildings that old. Here, structures from 1850 are a really big deal.