This was once the granary for the whole village in the times when the south facing slopes were covered with corn.
The sheaves were brought up on ox carts under the farmhouse arch, to a large stone paved area in front of the barn and everyone joined in the threshing.
The grain was kept on the top floor with angled brick ‘windows’ on the valley side for the air to circulate.
Oxen and plough horses shared the stalls beneath. In 1987, although it had been condemned it was still untouched, and it was magical.