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Solent Court Farm, Hampshire

While on holiday in Hampshire we frequently passed this set of barns. Eventually I took the opportunity to drive into the courtyard and met the owner who was happy to show me round and aloow me to take photographs. The barns were built in 1850 using bricks from Burlesden Brick Works which is now a museum.  The trusses appear to be soft wood. This replaced oak during the nineteenth century. Built in the last part of the High Farming period they were obsolescent soon after the Second World War.

During the War the barns were used to assemble the wings of Spitfires, there are gun emplacements in the barns to attest to their strategic importance. After the war they fell into disrepair and were restored by the current owner. Although he installed various partitions, they are all removable so that the original structure remains intact.