17th Century Barn Doors in Troutbeck Village

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

16th century Townend Barn in Troutbeck Lake District

Townend Barn in Troutbeck ©HelenBushe


16th Century Barn Door

17th Century Barn Door (left) ©HelenBushe


16th Century Barn Door Townend Troutbeck Lake District Cumbria

17th Century Barn Door (Right-hand side) ©HelenBushe


…….and the 18th century extension

18th Century Barn Townend Barn Troutbeck Lake District Cumbria

18th Century Barn (Extension) ©HelenBushe


(Posted for Norm’s Thursday Doors. Thank you Norm.)

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