Scattered around Whitchurch in Hampshire are several reminders of the town's agricultural past, including this eye-catching timber-framed granary from the eighteenth century. Originally it stood on the grounds of Chalcot Farm nearby but was later moved to a meadow by the River Test, where the weathered red brick infilling and half-hipped red tile roof contrast nicely with the surrounding vegetation. In common with many granaries, it stands about two feet above ground on mushroom-shaped straddles designed to prevent the vermin from reaching the grains stored inside.
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