The Early English Barn & The Kent Oasthouse

A library for historians…

The Early English Barn & The Kent Oasthouse

by Charles A. Mcardell

 

“When considering the medieval tithe barn or the monastic grange barn the grandeur of the structure, their sheer age and size, quality of the stonework, the intricacy of the timber framing, bulk of the posts and beams, complexity of roof joints, trusses, braces, rafters, collars and purlins clearly set them apart from other farm buildings… the structures are a monument to the skill of the carpenter and the mason and have stood the test of time”

 Charlies A. Mcardell

 

The sort of information that wants you to travel miles just to view a building...

The sort of information that makes you want to travel miles just to view a building…

I live in the South-East of England, so needless to say, most of my day walks are in that part of the country. For years I would pass magnificent barns in the villages and farms I walked through. Also, this part of the country is, or was, hop growing country, so many an Oast house would be encountered to. Then one day, I came across this great book and in one fell swoop, my curiosity was answered

Passing three Oast Houses on the Greensand Way, if only I had a book from which I could learn more about them, Oh yes, I do...

Passing three Oast Houses on the Greensand Way. If only I had a book from which I could learn more about them, Oh yes, I do…

Book shown in featured image:

The Early English Barn & The Kent Oasthouse, Charles Mcardell. Camca publishers, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9562484-0-4

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