Monday, 12 December 2011

Dunham Masseys Grade II listed...................................... historic barns

 These old barns are in the grounds of Dunham Massey... a National Trust property in Cheshire.
The Deer House c1740.

A two story block accommodating a hayloft on the upper floor.
The mangers still remain and were designed to be fed directly from the loft.
The lean to has 7 semi-elliptical headed arches to allow deer to enter.

This old barn/stable was build around c1700 and also has a hayloft.

I have added a few images of the mansion and gardens at Dunham Massey.
 It stands in a magnificent 300 acre deer park.
These images were taken back in April... It's pouring with rain as I write this post.

 Dunham Massey Hall initially built in 1616 but later remodelled between 1732-1740.

There are 45 listed buildings on the estate... including the barns.

The house has a beautiful interior...

...and a wonderful collection of Huguenot silver (this is only a part of it).

The estate is in the care of the National Trust of which I am a member.

This is my post to this weeks Barn Charm.

32 comments:

Carole Meisenhelter said...

such a grand estate Andrew; a lovely pictorial visit from my side of the world. Those barns are amazing; the deer barn so elaborate a structure. I had no idea they did things like that. The 1700 barn still standing and showing signs of gravity taking over ...great photos!

Bob Bushell said...

The sole way to keep them is with the National Trust it seems. Lots of money.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! i'm so impressed by that deer barn and the stable! the glitz and glamour parts of the houses are impressive to others, but i love those outbuildings!

joo said...

Great! I love especially The Deer House and barn.

Dianne said...

The old barn looks like something out of a story book - another era! A wonderful place and the Huguenot silver is just superb - I presume it originated in France.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

My, the English built their barns to last!

Marias Teater said...

Wonderful building, Andrew. I am so sorry for you - cannot imagine a life without coffee. We found a type coffee we can even drink late, but the morning coffee is the only coffee for us. A hug!

Horst in Edmonton said...

What a fantastic place.

Pantherka said...

The old barn looks very nice ...

Nancy said...

That must have been a fun day visiting nice places.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...so glad my squirrel's antic's made you smile..: }
You sure do have some great history there, and some well built buildings to be still standing today ..amazing to me!!
The richness of the estates a gorgeous..thanks for sharing these things !!
Grace xx

MarmePurl said...

Wondweful Blog Andrew. I love your barn photos.They remind me of the brick and stone barns I saw during my trip to Germany last year.

Mari said...

Oh! I love it!The little barn is great and I think I could live in the big one. Just beautiful, and not like anything we would see in the states. Thanks for sharing!

Carletta said...

Love the first two shots! I really like the primitive look of those.
The mansion with all it's finery is superb; but I'd rather have a little stone cottage to go with the barn. :)

ADRIAN said...

Beautiful shots but the second barn/stable is a real beauty.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

These building are amazing and so beautiful! We don't see anything like these in the US. It's so much fun to see all the different type barns, from the rustic and plain to the grand and stately.

Lesley said...

That is quite the substantial deer house! And I love the look of the other barn - the roof seems to be hanging on nicely, in spite of its sagging bits.

Red Nomad OZ said...

The picture of the Hall has almost the same aspect as the Taj Mahal! Which one came first?!?! But I love the deer house best!

Tanya said...

i love what you bring to barn charm! look at that warped roof...all the buildings are just incredible! the mansion reminds me of the governor's palace in colonial williamsburg :) or maybe the house of burgesses ( i get them mixed up, they are both so grand!)

Bitch said...

Well, these old barns are strong buildings.. It is good to know, that there is somebody taking care of the animals...

Jan n Jer said...

wow what a gorgeous estate....love the first two shots!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I think I'm speechless... brick barns?! Incredible & absolutely gorgeous! I still can't get over how long ago they were built! Phenomenal!!!

Thank you so much for joining Barn Charm =)

Julie G. said...

Dunham Massey is quite an estate! Thank you for taking us on a tour. I am especially fond of the old deer house and barn/stable. They have such character. Your photographs are outstanding, Andrew! They look like they belong on a brochure.

The Herald said...

Interesting post Andrew. I like the second barn, it has lots of character...[;o)

Fábio Martins said...

Very interesting houses!

JM said...

Great post, loved it!

dr momi said...

Those barns are something else! As is the whole estate :-)

Rambling Woods said...

How charming and how difficult it must have been to build those building with the tools had way back then..Michelle

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful estate! I admire the barns and the lasting structure and materials. Incredible!

Rose said...

I LOOOOVVVVEEE those first two!

Genie said...

I wanna see this in person. How could I have missed it on my many trips across the pond? A real boo-boo on my part. What a gorgeous home and the barn is out of this world Only in your country could I ever see anything like this. I LOVE it. Thanks so much for sharing it with this what I call a displaced anglophile. genie

Inger-M said...

My favorites are the first two, especially the second one. I would love to be able to restore and live in a building like that! Probably a good thing I Don't have that opportunity; I guess it would be a lifetime of work :-) but it would have been fun!