Objects in Palterton

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Stone Piece of stone in barn wall
   This stone may date back to the C14 and have been part of the Chantry Chapel that was formerly on this site. 
   It was located in the long barn, that had, in the past, been used as a place of worship (Deeds!)
   The farm and this barn has now been redeveloped as private dwelling (2007).
          

Medieval stone? Piece of stone in wall

   This stone is built into the inside east facing wall of the long barn at Elm Tree farm.
   It is possible this stone dates back to the C14 and may have been part of the Chantry Chapel
   that is known to have been on this site.  The farm has now been redeveloped as private dwellings (2007)

View now before it is covered over! Another medieval stone?
   A stone built into the east facing inside wall of the long barn at Elm Tree farm.
   This stone may date back to and have been part of the Chantry Chapel that stood on this site until mid C14.
   The three pices of stone referred to on this page have been examined by an expert on stone and his opinion
   is that stated.  With the redevelopment of this barn, the sight of these stones has been lost.

Was this the old farm house? Cow shed at The Elms Farm.
   This image is of a cow shed within 'The Elms farm' that has now been redeveloped into private dwellings.
   Note the old fireplace and the surrounding area.  Either side of the fireplace can be seen signs of 'blocked up'  doorways or windows.
   The farm was at least 160 years old when demolished in 2004.  Did an employee live in the upper part?
   This building was completely demolished, hence this will probably be the only reminder of it's past.

In memory of Stanley Richards - my uncle Stanley Richards

   The text on the scroll says it all.
              
              

A discovery behind the cattle shed door. Behind the door!

   This is an unusual image that I discovered behind a door to one of the cattle/pig sheds at Elm Tree Farm.
   It is very old and has been hand painted onto the stone.  I believe that very few people will have
   seen this decoration.  It has been lost forever now the small building has been redeveloped.

This image is inside a cattle shed at the former Elm Tree Farm A cattle shed

   This cattle shed / pig sty, now demolished, was at the Elm Tree Farm.
   It housed the decoration shown in the previous image.  What a find!
            

Image courtesy of Robin Spray A straw stack.
   This image shows an unusual straw stack built by Charlie Spray, farmer in the field on Back Lane opposite Hall Farm
   It was unusual in that it was built of bales of straw and was thatched.  It was built c.1973 and consisted of 1500 bales
   of straw, and when straw became expensive in 1985 at 50 per ton, it was demolished and sold.  A rabbit had made
   it's home in the top most bale.


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Objects in Palterton


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Created 2 December 2001
Last updated: 2 December 2007