Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Cheshires old barns are brick built..........................................................

Cheshire Barns.
A few more brick built barns from Cheshire in the UK.


Cheshire Cheese has been around for centuries and I have been trying to discover the age of some of my local dairy farms... and the history of the wonderful brick built barns.

Some of the farm houses are also magnificent to see...
I pass two on my commute to work that are three stories high... lovely old buildings to see.

My early research has some of the old brick built farm houses and outbuildings being at least 250 years old.. I do know that the images shown are well over 100 years of age.

They all have different patterns of ventilation holes in the brickwork... wonderful to see.
Something else for me to look into.

 I pass this lovely old farm twice every day on my commute to work.
It's a lovely old structure to see... and the name on the gate?
 New Farm

To see more lovely barns click on the link below.

47 comments:

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew..Great barns of brick ..it must have been the way to go then...something I have never seen!
like the name New Farm lol
Yesterdays post looks like a chilly one, but lovely to see!!
Grace

TexWisGirl said...

just love these brick barns! and yes, the ventilation openings are rather interesting! even your 'new' barns are still pretty old. :)

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

A very interesting !

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Beautiful buildings..... sigh.

And I love your little Robin in your banner. Every time I see it, I smile.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is an interesting ventilation system with the brick barns, something I've not seen before. Great tour Andrew.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The first looks like it would make a great home, if renovated, and the last is just a wonderful structure.

Flora said...

WOW...so different from the barns I am used to seeing!!

ADRIAN said...

They are beautiful buildings. Hay upstairs and stock down. What was on the third floor I haven't a clue.

Andy said...

A brick barn is something I have not seen in Canada. It's amazing how many years they last.

The Herald said...

There are some fantastic old farm buildings around Andrew and most of us pass by without a second glance. Thank you for giving us the 'nudge' to get us to look more closely.

A great post...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely "olde" barns.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful buildings!
Love the photo in your header.
Wishing you and your family A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh here again I'm reminded of your beautiful robin header; such a delightful photograph that is. The barns, each interesting in their own right; thanks for sharing.

Tanya said...

oh how i love these brick barns. they will be around forever. and the ventilation holes and windows are all so pretty!

Jan n Jer said...

Beautiful old barns...they are holding up very well for their age!

JM said...

Great set of brick barn shots. The new header is gorgeous!

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice shots! :)

EG Wow said...

Brick barns are handsome! And I can see they far outlive the wooden ones common in Ontario.

Rose said...

These are just so wonderful...I really am enjoying seeing them. don't you know they have a lot of stories contained within their walls.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Each one is simply full of charm & oh so beautiful... love the history in such places.

Thanks so much for joining Barn Charm =)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I heard you had seen some snow this week,lovely blue sky shows off the barns as well! Have a good Christmas and I look forward to following you in 2012.

Lesley said...

These are beautiful barns - they almost don't even look like barns (to my Canadian eyes) but they were definitely built to last forever.

Leif Hagen said...

Hi Andrew -
Some lovely ol' brick barns and buildings! Have you ever visited Tricia's "Barn Charm" meme on her Poplar Bluff Daily Photo blog? Thanks for following my EAGAN daily photo blog in Minnesota
Kind regards

Leif Hagen said...

Silly me - I just now saw your barn link on Tricia's "Barn Charm"
- I have to pay better attention - ha!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

I love seeing all these wonderful old barns. They hold so many stories within their brick facade.

Jeanne said...

Great Photos Andrew, and really enjoyed looking at your blog. Thank you also for stopping by my site. Have a wonderful christmas!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful buildings. I wonder what was on that "New Farm" site BEFORE they built this one. Wow!
NOt a bad commute to work there is it? Lovely sights to think about as you drive.


And PS I wish I had some of that cheese!

cieldequimper said...

I wish I could pass beauties like these on my way to work!

I love, love, love your new header!

Have a very merry and happy Christmas too!

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous old barns! I particularly love that last one. What a nice thing to see on your commute!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible old buildings. We just don't have this kind of history in CA... the buildings aren't old enough!

Liz said...

These are wonderful Andrew!
Only in the UK... sigh :)

Carletta said...

Cheshire Cheese - try saying that real fast. :)
Beautiful examples of your lovely English architecture.
I miss the lighthouse; but your header shot is gorgeous of that little beauty of a bird.
Merry Christmas Andrew!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - what a splendid header picture. Like the barns as well.

I have been away from the UK for almost 20 years. Have been back a few times and have noticed the increase in Buzzards (come from SW, so I saw them more than in some parts of the UK before) - bit as yet I have yet to see a Red Kite in the UK. What makes this even more frustrating is that you can now see them around some of the nature reserves I used to work on around Gateshead (of all places)

Hope you have a good weekend!

Stewart M

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful old barn.

Fábio Martins said...

I like very much the last photo. Very nice view and the color contrast.

don said...

This series is very picturesque and informative. I like seeing buildings built to last. So much these days looks and is temporary.

Small City Scenes said...

I love these old brick buildings. I love stone barns too. Out here in the land of tall timber most barns are wood. MB

Adam Tilt said...

Great selection of barns Andrew. I love to see them out in the countryside.

Susan said...

Love these old brick barns. So English. Very, very beautiful!

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Michelle My Bell said...

Great pictures Andrew! I just sent a Christmas card to a dear friend in the UK :)

Nani said...

I think the brick barns are nice. No, we don't have any barns in the States that I've seen. Obviously they stand up to time better than wood!

Genie said...

What impressive and BEAUTIFUL barns. Not in this country will I find anything like this...at least not here in Virginia. They are all of wood or metal siding (yuck!). genie

Amish Stories said...

Andrew i love these images of your country side from the UK, and id like to thank you so much for being a reader to Amish Stories. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and wishing you a healthy new year to come. Richard

Reena Walkling said...

Love the brick barns. That last one is so remarkable! I think I could spend hours photographing it! Hope you have lots of merry this Holiday, Andrew! Cheers!

Julia Whitty, said...

Beautiful barns!

Barns said...

I'm delighted with barns too, they are great subject to photography, especially the old ones. Brick barns are the type of barns that are rare and mostly the old type, but they look great and attractive. Barns just perfectly remind me of great countryside trips were lots of barns are on the way.