TM4274 : The Balancing Barn

taken 6 years ago, near to Thorington, Suffolk, Great Britain

The Balancing Barn
The Balancing Barn
The Balancing Barn is opposite the church at Thorington. This holiday home could not have a more boring shape but cladding it with shiny metal panels and making half of it overhang a cliff certainly gave it a Wow factor. The structure is based on a lot of structural steelwork.

From the map it appears it replaced a more conventional building.

The end window gives a view over a pond, and a glimpse through trees of a nature conservation area. However this shot was taken from a public footpath so privacy is limited.

The steep slope is part of some unusual topography, as a flood plain is bounded on each side by slopes like this - at first I assumed these were created by the passage of a glacier but the southern one does a right angled turn at one point slightly east of here.

Far more details, including how to book a holiday there, see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4226 7432 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.8095N 1:33.1687E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4230 7434
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Holiday House  Holiday Chalet  Holiday Accommodation  Holiday Let  Holiday Home 

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