Tuesday, 24 August 2010

St Fagans National History Museum - Stryd Lydan Barn

The first of of several posts from the St Fagans National History Museum.

Barn, Stryd Lydan, Penley, Flintshire, north-east Wales. Built about 1550.




The oldest, and largest, section of this barn was constructed using crucks forming the familiar ‘A’ frames.

















A later addition (around 1600) was built on a high stone plinth and connected to the original structure


Note the carpenter’s marks that allowed the timbers to be first be made on the ground in a carpenter’s yard, numbered and then re-assembled on site, just like modern flat pack style furniture.


Note the different construction technique from that used in the later addition (shown above).