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.
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.
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.