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Reused components remain in several reconstructed barns and are sometimes in an addition to a ground barn.These include rafter plates with double notched rafter seats, posts with a flair at one end reused as a plate, as well as whole sections of reused framing.Settlement from Upper Bucks County into Holland Township began by about 1750 or earlier.Early communication between Upper Bucks County and Holland Township was facilitated by the presence of a ferry by 1741 and the transportation of iron related resources to and from Durham Furnace which began production in 1727.Six ground-level, (three and four bay) swing beam, frame barns revealed the following construction dates: 1794, 1794, 1803, 1806, 18.Note: a 7th ground level barn dated 1787 was eliminated from the conclusion because the date was derived solely from three samples taken from floor joists.
It would be nice to accurately date a few of the younger ground barns to see how long the smaller barn type persisted.
Charles communicated with a number of barn owners around the country and compiled their stories for all to enjoy.
The site continues to feature a number of topics related to saving old barns and is known to many in the preservation community as a valuable resource.
These fragments may be dendro dated in the future with the hopes of finding some evidence of the type of barn construction during the 1750 to 1776 tenant period.
NBA’s blog, The Barn Journal, is named in honor of the work of Past President, Charles Leik, and the website he started in 1996.
We know that the tenant barns were frame (not log or stone) and that they were built by the British landowners for the tenants from an “account of the expenses of building a barn on the place leased to John Thomson” which includes the purchase of “2000 feet of weatherboards,” “15 days work ….