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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Apethorn Farm


The end of Apethorn Farm is it abutts on to Apethorn Lane.

Originally a cruck-framed longhouse from the 15th century, it was encased in rubble in the 17th century and later with brick.

The scene of a murder in 1831, it was divided into cottages in 1928 but in 1993 a fire reduced to it to just the original cruck frame.

There is a pre-1920s photo on Old Hyde and also a photograph from May 2000.

14 comments:

Virginia said...

Love the light on that beautiful old building. Thanks fora your visit today Gerald. I wish I could ship a big ole hunk of that cake my friend!
V

Diba said...

Very nice picture, I like the old building, like some old building in any painting. Lovely.

Hilda said...

Another lovely old stone building! I really love these.

Jilly said...

This is one of those photographs that reminds me how utterly beautiful Britain is. A gem. Fascinating history too.

RuneE said...

It seems to have had an interesting history - but what is cruck-framed?

Old Wom Tigley said...

My father was born in 1912, and at some time as a child he lived here gerald, maybe it was in the 1920s. I think at the time my grandma or granddad worked at Gibralter Mill by the river Tame. I have explored inside the farm as a child and the older barn across the road. There's certainly some history around Apethorn Lane.

Naturegirl said...

I enjoyed looking at this old building..reminded me of the many that I saw while touring Europe this past summer! If those bricks could talk!I am sensitive to the energies when I am beside historical structures. It is as though they beckon me to photograph!

Jacob said...

What an interesting building and post! This is a super photo with great lighting and composition.

Catherine said...

An authentic farm with character.
There are some identical in France.
Hope they remain still for a long time. They're testimonies of our past.
Thanks for your comment, it's always a pleasure to meet new bloggers.

JM said...

Gorgeous shot! The stone houses are just beautiful and, as Virginia says, the light is awesome too!

Denise said...

Wonderful bit of history.

marley said...

A proper old farm building. I like the sunlight on the bricks.

Danial said...

This is beautiful old house.

Josh Jones said...

Great photo and description!

Thanks for posting!

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