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Great Dixter Barn’ Sussex

Michelham Priory Barn, Sussex

Newhall Farm, Shropshire

Hill Farm Barn, C.O.A.M.

Wingfield Barns, Suffolk

Headstone Manor Barn

Stanford Dingley, Berkshire

Westwood Lodge Farm, Suffolk

Barn at Wyken Vineyards,

Post & Truss Construction

Post and truss construction is the simplest and may be the oldest style of construction. A simple box is made with posts fitted into the ground sills, although they may have been earth-fast originally. There are usually braces at the corners although they ma be replaced with “knees” to give more internal space. The posts are joined by tie-beams and wall plates and then the trusses are mounted on top.

The style of truss will vary with time and place. This design is distinguished from the box-frame by having one or no transverse members in the walls.

Wooden “knee” in Tudor barn
(Westwood Lodge)

Post & Truss construction
(Headstone Manor)

Sketchup model of
Post & Truss Frame

Truss with collar, tie-beam and raked curved struts

Longbarn Village, Warwickshire

Sproughton Tithe Barn, Suffolk

White House Farm Barn, Suffolk