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