Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or abandoned buildings

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Old Dutch-style barn
Old Dutch-style barn

This old barn stands by a narrow lane in a village nearby to ours.

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Derelict house in a field
Derelict house in a field

We spotted this derelict Victorian house in the field adjacent to the rather grander ruin in the next image. It seemed quite poignant that all that was left of this house were the two gable ends with their chimneys and hearths.

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Ruins of a medieval manor house
Ruins of a medieval manor house

The impressive ruins of this 13th Century manor house stand high above the river, further down our valley near Gateshead. The walls were certainly built to last – they are around a metre (3 feet) thick! While this may seem excessive, it was a sensible precaution during this house’s heyday, when our area was regularly afflicted with wars between the English and the Scots.

Do take a look at the barns and abandoned buildings other people have found for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.

J Peggy Taylor

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6 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or abandoned buildings

    1. I guess I wonder how the buildings have ended up as they are … what story led to their being left behind? The story behind that very old ruined manor house is certainly a colourful one! (I have researched it in the past.) It is still an impressive building even in its ruined state 🙂

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