CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell.

Beech Farm, Wheatcroft

Courtesy of Mr & Mrs Brown 2010

One of the oldest buildings in Wheatcroft is Beech Farm

photo of Beech Farm

Above the main door it has a date stone of 1613 (1673?)with the initials WJE

photo of Beech Farm datestone

On the gable end is an early form of weather proofing an extension. The stone slabs which jut out act as rain diverters away from the joint.

photo of Beech Farm gable end

Beech Farm has the most magnificent cruck barn.

Photo of Beech farm Crook Barn

 

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