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.