Monday 18 January 2021

The Barn


Sunday as it was a nice day I thought I would go out and get a few photos of a barn on the outside of the village. It was once a working barn but with changes in farming did not seem to be used as much. One day on the way home from work I noticed it was being converted and eventually was converted into two office spaces. The barns were empty for a long time before a gym opened up on one side, it became very successful and they soon took on the other part, now the barn is one huge gym. I had long wanted to get a few photos of the place with no one around and Sunday provided the opportunity.

This is Manor Farm where I was heading, the barn in question is the longer one to the mid right. The one on the lower right is a dovecote. The signs on the end advertise the building is for rent. The photo was taken from the top of the church tower back in 2008. I do have an older photo one taken from the same place but I need to look it out and scan it.
Looking from ground level on Sunday towards the barns
Standing opposite to get a photo is impossible dues to a garden so this was taken from a driveway
This is the barn from around the back where the entrance is
This is one of the entrances
And this is the other which I think is the main one
There is also an outdoor gym
A relic of the old farming days
This is what the gym looks like looking through the window down the barn
Weights just inside one of the entrances

Looking through the main entrance
The place is called the Barn Fitness Club and from the number of people you walking to the place from the village or exercising when you drive past it is very popular. If you click on the link you can see more about the place.
There is a bit more to Manor Farm but I will write another blog on that another time.
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  1. Replies
    1. Must admit if you did not know what was there you would not know

  2. That is such a cool barn - it's grand that they found a great use for it rather than tearing it down and building something artless and drab.
    Thanks for sharing at

    1. Yes too right there and better use than an office

  3. It's a funny old world! Once I used to shed sweat in a barn like that, shifting straw bales and sacks of animal feed - now people pay for the pleasure!

    1. I never did that in one of those but I dare say that is what happened in there once

  4. Interesting building. I've never seen a barn in that style.

  5. You never know what's what these days!

    Thank you for linking up at 'My Corner of the World' this week!


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