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Cotehele House Barn

Cornish Barns

Kestle Barton

Trerice Great Barn

All three barns that I visited in Cornwall were typical in having facilities for cereal storage and animal shelter. Kestle Barton was smaller and did not appear to be a threshing barn. Owing to the terrain most Cornish farms were mixed arable and pastoral.

Most of the vernacular barns are built from the local granite although there are also some cob buildings.

I also want to visit some of the barns I have seen on the English Heritage database that have engine houses attached. From my research on the web, it appears that many of Cornwall’s barns have now been converted into guest houses and holiday lets.

While we were in Cornwall, we visited the tin mines, engine houses and china clay works from the industrial past of the region. We also went to two ancient villages; Chysauster and Carn Euny, both run by English Heritage. At ancient Tintagel, both the Old Post Office and the castle are worth a visit. Click on the images to go to the web-sites.

Trevethy Quoit at Tremar, Bodmin Moor

The Old Post Office, Tintagel

The Hurlers - Bodmin Moor


Cornish Mining
World Heritage

Restormel Castle

Tintagel Castle