Yewdale - a traditional Lakeland barn
An unusual view of the famous spinning gallery upon the barn at Yew Tree Farm near Consiton.
Residents of Yew Tree Farm
Yewdale Barn put into service
(needless to say, animals and farm implements are not included in the price)
Yewdale barn combines many of the features that can be found upon typical Lakeland barns of the 18th and 19th centuries. On the ground floor there is a cow shed to accommodate up to four cows or oxen, a cart shed beyond a central arch, and a stable suitable for one horse. There is also a chicken coop accessed from the cart shed. The upper floor comprises
an open loft for the storage of hay and grain. The centre
of the loft would have been used as a threshing floor and
a winnowing door can be found opposite the double barn
doors to provide a through draught. Upon the right gable
there is a spinning gallery, accessed from steps at the rear
of the barn.
Barn interior showing cow shed, cart shed, stable (chicken coop behind) and hay loft.
Spinning gallery upon side