Dutch barn

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Dutch barn

Brit a farm building consisting of a steel frame and a curved roof

Dutch barn

1. A distinctive type of front-gabled barn of curtain wall, 1 construction, erected by early Dutch settlers in America; approximately square in plan; built on stone piers with a steeply pitched roof. Often sheathed with overlapping planks to shed water readily; the outer planks temporarily removable for maintenance; typically had a small pent roof directly over the entry way for wagons; owl holes near the peaks of the gables for ventilation and for access to the barn for mice-eating birds.
2. Same as bank barn.
3. Same as hay barrack.
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The home is expansive and includes an original coach house and stable block together with two Dutch barns
Soon after go right to pass to the left of Dutch barns.
Also among the outbuildings are two Dutch barns, one of three bays and another 60ft in length.
They include a calf shed, loose boxes, Dutch barns and pig pens with a yard area and separate road access.
At the back of the house is a further low level stone section providing stabling and a storage barn with adjacent Dutch barns, shed and calf stalls.
There is also a Grade ll listed Cotswold stone barn of 74ft in length, former milking parlour, large byre, covered yard, Dutch barns and former pigg eries.