Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Old Barn

I pass this old barn regularly, it lies a field, banking and stream  away from the main road and as the sun sets the light accentuates the red brickwork and the building take on another character with a glowing abstract pattern.  This effect could only be captured from the road which is busy with traffic and no parking - I have never plotted out my camera approach.  It is too late now.  The high winds of Ex hurricane Ophelia which recently made landfall from the Atlantic has done for it. As I drove past today the front
and side walls have collapsed and the roof is lying inside.
It looks as though the more sturdy slate at the back is still in place which may be why the majority of the Lake District barns are made from this local material and
have stood the test of time. This old cruck barn in the Lickle Valley lies beneath the wonderfully named Hovel Knott and has been here for hundreds of years and is still in use. 
Here is the interior curved cruck or crook frame supporting the roof with contrasting modern plastic containers. The old and new. 

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at O here

   

7 comments:

Murthy K v v s said...

Something special it seems..!

Hildred said...

So much character and history in these old buildings.

Roger Owen Green said...

There are stone houses in my college town of New Paltz, NY. I love 'em!

ROG, ABCW

Anonymous said...

i love these old type of places

ABC Wednesday said...

Lovely... I always wonder which stories they would have to tell if they were able to speak ...


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carol l mckenna said...

That certainly is an old barn! great choice for O ~ and wonderful photos ~ thanks, ^_^

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Ann said...

LOVE the old brickwork, would love a room with exposed old brick.
Ann