Friday, 26 October 2012
Apethorn Lane Farm
We have shown this farm before and I'm sure it will feature again, today picture is from our regular contributor Aiden Prince.
This farm originally 15th century, but with external walls and other features of the 17th to 19th century. It Cruck-Framed with brick and squared rubble walls and a graduated stone slate roof.
A cruck or crook frame is a curved timber, one of a pair, which supports the roof of a building, used particularly in England. This type of timber-framing consists of long, generally bent, timber beams that lean inwards and form the ridge of the roof. These posts are then generally secured by a horizontal beam which then forms an "A" shape. Several of these "crooks" are constructed on the ground and then lifted into position. They are then joined together by either solid walls or cross beams which aid in preventing racking (the action of each individual frame going out of square with the rest of the frame, and thus risking collapse).
Thanks for the picture Aiden