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Farm buildings at Akeld Steads (Akeld)

There are a series of farm buildings north-west of Akeld Steads Farm. They include a range of animal shelter sheds with a two storey central section with an arch and a granary above it. Three single-storey shelter sheds project from this range. One ends in a hen house with a dovecote above. There is also a two-storey stable and a two storey barn with an attached granary. They were all built in the late 18th or early 19th century. This was a period of great agricultural wealth in Britain. Farmers were able to spend money on new buildings work to improve their farms. There was much building in Akeld in this period.

Reference number:N2171
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Akeld


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