Charleston Farmhouse (1)

After many years as a Trustee of Charleston, discussing the pros and cons of development, selecting an architect, debating whether or not to use Cor-Ten as a roof material, I stood down just before construction began.   So, it was the utmost pleasure to discover that the great bulk of the new buildings, designed by Jamie Fobert to create a new courtyard alongside the existing two part-medieval barns, had been constructed offsite in Germany and arrived on a lorry a few weeks ago.   The quality of hand-built wooden construction is impeccable, including a bat loft and space for a small museum/library and exhibition space, as well as a lecture theatre in one of the old barns:-

This is some of the jointing in the old barn:-

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