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Barn at Westbrook Farm, Upwey

Upwey in Dorset is an interesting village with a single street running alongside the River Wey just north of Weymouth. Here the river divides into many water courses, evidence of earlier water management for the water-mill.  

This large L-shaped barn at Westbrook Farm was built in the eighteenth century. It backs onto the stables belonging to Westbrook House. This was probably at one time the residence of a gentleman farmer. The current owner was kind enough to allow me inside the barn. It is a simple stone built barn with collar beams to the pricipal rafters at the level of the single, side purlins. Next to the barn is a brick built granary on the traditional staddle stones.