Sunday, 25 September 2011

Autumnal Inspiration...

This post is more of a pictorial story of a place Matt and I went to visit on Thursday.
Tithe Barn is situated about 4 miles away from our house and this is the first time we've ever been to see it (idiots).  It's one of the National Trust properties we have put off going to just because there are so many others with (I say) more interest.  This place just blew us away.
To think it has been standing for over 600 years is just silly.  Built in 1376, Tithe Barn is probably one of the longest standing barns in the UK, and it's right on our doorstep.
The floor is beautiful, although it is covered in pigeon droppings.  They are nesting up in the rafters.  They made a lovely sound, flapping their wings and coo-ing to one another.  Their constant chatter made the place that little bit more enchanting.

Stable block.

Creeping ivy

Cider press (reminded me of Britton's Olde Cider Haus soap!)

Long shot of inside the barn

Barn corner...look at the stone work.

Little windows & air vents

The Entrance

We stayed for about 40 minutes, took some pics and a video of Matt picking up the regurgitated remains of a vole/mouse from a Barn Owl, but I won't show that!
Hope you enjoyed a little insight into our little local world.


Topcat said...

That is amazing Tiggy! Can you imagine the barn conversion that would make? In my dreams anyway....
Thanks for sharing your pics. Oh, and I dare you to post a pic of the 'remains' (maybe on fb?) xxx

ps: has this inspired another Tiggy soap perchance?

Deb E. said...

What an awesome place! Oh, I love this stuff. We just don't have that kind of history here in the States.

Very cool.

Dan Finnegan said...

I've been there and it is extraordinary...thanks for the reminder!

Tracey Broome said...

Lovely! Just my kind of place! We had a similar weekend:)

Suzanne said...

The long shot photo made the barn look like a church. What a lovely building.

Amy Warden said...

Oh the history!!! Love it!

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

It's gorgeous and the craftsmanship it divine. What a wonderful adventure :)


FuturePrimitive said...

Tanya, It would be beautiful wouldn't it! I may not show you the remains...but I do have a pic of a dead bird, which is lovely! haha!
Hi Dan...It really is! Deb, you may not have these old old buildings but you do have the most spectacular landscapes that us Brits can only dream of.
Hi Trace! Nice to see you x
Suzanne, yep, it kinda does look like an ancient church.
Hello lovely Amy and hello Two Blooms!
Thanks for stopping by all x