This is a 1 ½ story gable-entry barn that has a hip-roofed cupola with vents. The front gable-facade has a pair of hinged doors with a window opening on either side and a door opening above. Above the opening is a siding divide with a change in material. The left eave-façade is not clearly visible but appears to have groupings of window openings on either side of a pair of hinged doors with a transom above. The barn is clad with unpainted wood shingles and un painted vertical siding in the gable of the front façade. The trim is painted red and the cupola is painted white. The roof has asphalt shingles.
The New England barn or gable front barn was the successor to the English barn and relies on a gable entry rather than an entry under the eaves. The gable front offers many practical advantages. Roofs drain off the side, rather than flooding the dooryard. With the main drive floor running parallel to the ridge, the size of the barn could be increased to accommodate larger herds by adding additional bays to the rear gable end. Although it was seen by many as an improvement over the earlier side-entry English Barn, the New England barn did not replace its predecessor but rather coexisted with it.
Use & Accessibility: visible from rd Environment: rural Related Features: stone walls ,barn Threats: deterioration Type & Material: clapboard, Roof Material: asphalt shingle Roof Type: gambrel Typology: english bank
T. Levine and S. Lessard, reviewed by CT Trust
Photographs by robin barry - 12/07/2009
Visser, Thomas D.,Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings, University Press of New England,1997.