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Stockbridge Farm Barn, Dorset

The barn at Stockbridge Farm near Sherborne in Dorset is a nine bay barn. The listing suggests it was built in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century, but it may be earlier. The roof is half-hipped and tiled. It has a central midstrey with a hipped, tiled roof wagon porch. There is an outshut on either side of it. This was a common practice, by using the wall of the barn and porch it saved money and materials. The two outshuts were probably originally a cart shed and stable, dairy or cow byre.

Inside, the roof is supported on jointed cruck trusses standing on a low stone plinth wall. The purlins are supported by collar-beams with  curved angle-braces and one tier of wind-bracing between the second and third purlins. The barn is for hire as a wedding venue.