SU9344 : Old granary at Home Farm, Peper Harow

taken 8 years ago, near to Peper Harow, Surrey, Great Britain

Old granary at Home Farm, Peper Harow
Old granary at Home Farm, Peper Harow
The building is generally described as a granary, but when this was a working farm - in the days of horse traction - the ground floor must surely have been used as a cart shed.

The Surrey volume of 'The Buildings of England' (compiled for the most part by Ian Nairn) has this to say:
'GRANARY, probably of c.1600, the style and dimensions of a good-size market hall. . . . One of the best vernacular buildings in the South of England'.

Personally, I am reminded of TL6130 : The Guildhall, Thaxted

Another remarkable survival is the cobbled surface at the entrance to the farmyard, which looks as if it has seen a few centuries come and go. I didn't think to take a close look at the material used, but it is plainly very tough - perhaps local ironstone.

For a view of the building from the far side of the farmyard, see: SU9344 : Granary at Home Farm, Peper Harow
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 27 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9345 4417 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.3475N 0:39.8506W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9344 4414
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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