Stone Farmhouse, Outbuildings And Granary

 
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I saw this lovely old Farmhouse, situated in the middle of the countryside, with it's outbuildings and granary, while out on a walk one day. I just love the stone architecture that is associated with the Isle of Wight and couldn't resist taking the photo'.
The granary is the building standing on staddlestones and would have been used for grain storage. It is standing on the staddlestones so that rats and mice can't get in and eat all the grain.
Thanks for looking. :)

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Jas - May 25, 2008 05:32 PM EDT
Thank you Beverly. The majority of farm homes and outbuildings are well maintained on the island, as if they're no longer used for farming, they're usually used for accommodation, (Bed & Breakfast)for visitors. :)
talsi - May 21, 2008 06:41 AM EDT
Nice image of a well kept older farm home and outbuildings.
Jas - May 16, 2008 10:13 AM EDT
Thanks for looking in and leaving comments, Carol, Cindy and Mary. I just love old buildings; they have so much character and hold so many stories of days gone by. This farm is called Knighton Farm and is on the outskirts of the next village to where I live. I think it is being used as a holiday rental now, as farming isn't as profitable as it used to be. :)
marysham - May 15, 2008 07:17 PM EDT
A lovely rural scene Jas. It looks like the building next to the farmhouse is also made of stone. Does this farm have a name?
Cindy - May 15, 2008 07:00 PM EDT
This is a great image to view Jas. Aren't old buildings interesting!
shutterbug - May 15, 2008 06:50 PM EDT
Beautiful farmhouse,hope the rats didnt get into thier grain. Carol
Jas - May 15, 2008 05:25 PM EDT
Glad you liked this Lorraine. I thought about your comment regarding rats being able to jump over a metre and then wondered if I'd got my facts straight? I did a little research and found the following, information, although, I doubt that it stopped the vermin completely. Quote: 'Some early granaries rested on wooden posts, but from at least the early 1600s a grid of staddlestones or brick piers was used tosupport the structure and to keep the grain dry and out of the reach of vermin.' Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. :)
lorraine - May 15, 2008 05:07 PM EDT
A lovely and interesting image, thats interesting to see how the granary is sitting on the stones to stop the rats and mice, I wonder if it did stop the rats from getting in? They can jump straight up over a metre.

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