TF9716 : Gressenhall Farm - shepherd's hut

taken 10 years ago, near to Beetley, Norfolk, Great Britain

Gressenhall Farm - shepherd's hut
Gressenhall Farm - shepherd's hut
Shepherd's huts, once a common sight, were used as accommodation by shepherds during lambing time and could be drawn either by a horse or tractor. They contained a bed with a pen for orphaned or sick lambs underneath it, a pot-bellied stove, and the shepherd's tools and medicines required for treating his flock. This shepherd's hut is one of the displays at Gressenhall Farm. See > LinkExternal link for a glimpse inside it.

Gressenhall Farm > LinkExternal link - it is marked as Union Farm on OS maps - forms part of the Museum of Norfolk Life which is housed in the former union workhouse > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link located across Gressenhall Road (in adjacent grid square to the north). Run as a traditional 1920s farm, rare breed animals can be seen grazing the pastures and Suffolk Punch horses are working the fields. The Suffolk Punch is one of the oldest breeds of working horse recorded in the UK, with a history that can be traced back to the 18th century. The pastures are grazed by Red Poll cattle - a naturally hornless breed originally kept for milk, meat and leather - and by Norfolk Horn sheep > LinkExternal link which were almost extinct a few decades ago. Their wool once formed the basis of Norfolk’s medieval wealth. The farm also keeps Large Black pigs, goats and chickens. LinkExternal link
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Monday, 18 May, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 18 May, 2009
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Museum / Heritage Centre   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 976 168 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.7769N 0:55.4312E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 975 167
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