Townend Barn in the Lakeland village of Troutbeck has remained essentially untouched for over 350 years.
The oldest part was built in 1666, with a newer (!) extension which dates back to the 18th century.
It is still part of a working farm. The farmer uses it for lambing and for sheltering sheep.
We came across it purely by accident yesterday whilst exploring the beautiful village of Troutbeck. What a find!!!!
200+ images of the village are still on my camera’s memory card to be downloaded and savoured later. And a couple of posts about Troutbeck are forming in my head as I was captivated by the place.
For now, here are some quick iPhone shots:
The original 17th century building
…….and the 18th century extension
Leah · 4 June 2017 at 12:33
Beautiful building. I can imagine the people going about their business back in the day. This could be part of a movie set!
HMB · 4 June 2017 at 18:05
And they still are doing which is wonderful.
undiscoverdimagesamongstus · 1 May 2017 at 04:38
Great find. Looking forward to more images.
HMB · 1 May 2017 at 14:35
Norm 2.0 · 28 April 2017 at 22:23
Wow what a beautiful old structure. I guess at some point they learned that stone or brick didn’t burn down and also lasted a lot longer that wood; something we never learned here in North America 😀
Amy · 28 April 2017 at 13:45
It’s built back in 1666 and still is standing tall. That is remarkable.
Great photos with you iPhone, Helen. 🙂
HMB · 28 April 2017 at 14:26
Thanks Amy. It’s great that the farmer still uses the barn. Have a good weekend,
Laurie Graves · 28 April 2017 at 13:38
That is some barn! Wonderful that it’s still in use. Lots of barns in Maine, but I’ve never seen a stone one. Are they common in England?
HMB · 28 April 2017 at 14:25
Yes all the old barns are stone or brick. A lot of old brick ones around us have undergone “barn-conversion”, resulting in amazing houses. Thanks for commenting. Much appreciated. Have a good weekend.
notetotraveler · 28 April 2017 at 04:40
The incredible textures of the buildings make up for the monochromatic colors of the stone. Stunning.
HMB · 28 April 2017 at 07:15
Thank you. I’m pleased you think so.
joey · 28 April 2017 at 01:58
Wow that’s just beautiful, and in incredible condition. Great find!
HMB · 28 April 2017 at 07:14
Thanks Joey. Yes it was just there in the little street that runs through the middle of this tiny village.
paulfraser11 · 27 April 2017 at 20:30
A great find here Helen. 200+ pictures, that was quite a trip 🙂
HMB · 27 April 2017 at 20:51
Aye, 200 . And that was just on the way home.