The farmhouse combined all the functions of life on the farm. In this way it was easy for the farmers to manage the whole of his livestock, family and farmhands. Diele[ edit ] The largest and most important room in the Low German house was the great central threshing floor, the Diele Low German: The door was also the entrance for harvest wagons leading to the Diele which was like a cavernous hall , hence the alternative name for this type of farmhouse, the Hallenhaus "hall house". The Diele was formed by the space between the two rows of supporting uprights. With its tamped clay floor it was the working room of the farmhouse.
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About Researching the history of farm buildings A farm is complex of dwelling and agricultural buildings. So sources for houses also apply here. Until the Georgian period most farmhouses were built in vernacular styles using local materials. For the grander houses of great estate owners see country houses. In lowland England manors were converted in the late Saxon period into open-field communal farms.
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Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email This 16th century farmhouse comes with very modern standards of comfort, which include a 24ft heated swimming pool. It sits in the middle of the desirable village of Pillerton Hersey in south Warwickshire, with easy access to the Fosse Way, the old Roman Road, and Stratford-upon-Avon. It has recently been renovated to provide six or seven bedrooms across three floors, together with a double garage with room over that would make a wonderful studio space. There is a welcoming entrance hall with reception area that has space for a study and stairs to the first floor. On the left is a drawing room with open fireplace and a ceiling beam.