Loynton Threshing Barn

Loynton Farm Threshing Barn

Loynton Threshing Barn

Loynton Threshing Barn, Staffordshire

Time for a little change here. I would like to share a few drawings of Loynton Farm Threshing Barn, part of a delightful set of historic farm buildings, not far from Eccleshall. Loynton Farm  was once home farm to Loynton Hall and the estate can be traced back to the mid-17th century.

Mr Balcknell with some of the Jacobs Sheep

Mr Blacknell with some of the Jacob Sheep

This is an immaculately maintained example of a Threshing Barn, with intact threshing floor complete with fragments of the original “thresh-hold”. The buildings had survived almost intact from the time they were built but inherent weaknesses in the structure meant significant repairs were needed to the roof, timbers and brickwork.

With the help of a grant from Natural England under the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, the barn was sensitively repaired in 2010 and hopefully will last many years ahead.

Mrs Blacknell and the Labradors

Mrs Blacknell and the ‘Loynton’ Labrador Retrievers

The present owners Mr & Mrs Blacknell, are devoted to the maintenance and upkeep of these buildings and specialise in rearing rare breeds including Jacob Sheep and Silver Laced Wyandotte Bantams.

The barns are home to peacocks, ‘Loynton’ Labrador Retrievers, a lively colony of sparrows and a number of brown long-eared bats.  School visits are welcome by appointment through the Country Trust.

Loynton Peacocks

Loynton Peacocks

About ronniecruwys

Worked as a conservation architect in Staffordshire for many years, I'm now living and working in the Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire. Drawing, sketching and exploring my new Scottish life and surroundings. Graduate of Aidan Hart's Icon Diploma course, run by the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Please visit my other blogs https://www.icondiplomastudent.com and https://drawingthestreet.com and main website https://www.drawingthestreet.co.uk
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