Building History

The Carved BeamThe Carved BeamThe granary is one of several Victorian buildings on the farm. The survey produced a detailed set of drawings upon which the conversion was based. It also revealed more than just the condition of the granary. A set of initials and a date carved into one of its ancient timbers were discovered. The inscription reads 'W.E. 1856'. Whilst we may never know who W.E. was, it gives us a window into the building's past.

The village of Sutton Waldron is on the edge of Blackmore Vale, the setting for Thomas Hardy’s famous novel Tess of the D’Urbevilles: 'This fertile and sheltered tract of country, in which the fields are never brown and the springs never dry'

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