Opposite Townend Farm is the barn used by the Browne family. It’s one of the very few remaining bank barns in the Lake District and is still in use today, much like it was in the 18th-century.
The oldest part of the barn was built by George Browne in 1666, with an extension added in the 18th-century.
The barn had many uses: not only did the cattle stay in it, it also housed a place for a small carriage, dog kennels and space to dry wood and peat for the fire. Having such a well equipped barn was yet another sign of the Browne family’s wealth.

National Trust

We couldn’t resist a detour via the beautiful tiny village of Troutbeck this week on our way to the Borrowdale valley. I have posted about this before, but I reckon a 353-year old barn AND ITS DOORS is worth a second look. (after all some of you might have missed it first time around!)

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Norm 2.0 · 21 September 2019 at 16:24

Whoa! These are weathered wonderful 🙂

    HMB · 21 September 2019 at 17:50

    Yes, aren’t they just. And still in use by farmer.

lisaonthebeach · 20 September 2019 at 03:46

So cool!

    HMB · 20 September 2019 at 14:07

    Ancient cool! A great combination

bushboy · 19 September 2019 at 23:32

I so love those doors 🙂

    HMB · 20 September 2019 at 14:06

    Thanks . Yes I was rather taken with them too !

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