Granary, Cowdray House - Midhurst, Sussex, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 50° 59.238 W 000° 43.932
30U E 659165 N 5650860
Quick Description: A Medieval granary near Cowdray House ruins, Midhurst
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/29/2021 2:05:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM14VZM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 2

Long Description:
Medieval granary made of oak frame and brick filling, placed on stone toadstools. The reason is obvious, the farmer tried to prevent mice or rats from eating the grain. The local granary is nicely preserved. It is situated between the ruins of Cowdray House and farm buildings.

"When the corn was being milled by wind or watermill the farmer needed to store the grain until there was enough wind or water to drive the millstones. Granaries could vary in size from a small hut to store a few sacks of grain to large ones with built in bins. Most granaries rested on staddle stones or were built above a cart shed or other building to protect the grain from rats and other vermin."
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Granary Adjoining the Ruins of Cowdray House enrolled in British Listed Buildings (visit link)
Address:
Cowdray Park, Midhurst, GU29 0AY


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