INTRO. CHRONICLES. SOCIETIES. PARISH. VILLAGE. CHURCH. PEOPLE.

A History of YALDING, Kent, England

HIGH STREET BARN.

 

This medieval barn has been part of Court Lodge farm for centuries, and displays its plain Kentish hipped roof, with its Kentish Ragstone skirt foundation, as its main outward features to remind us and to establish itself as part of our rich heritage.

After its active productive life, like the rest of the farm it has been converted into two dwellings. At the left hand, southerly end is “The Hop Barn”, whilst on the right is “The Old Barn”

 

This rear view photo of the Old Barn ,on bottom left was taken in 1981 before conversion, but all the roof features and shapes have been retained. The photo of hop-pickers dates from 1932, when the season of hop harvesting was a holiday period for Londoners and villagers alike.

 

The clean exterior lines of this remnant of a bygone era, covers a wealth of timber framework that dates its origins back to at least the thirteenth century. This is shown by the photo's on the next page.

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