High Weald

staddle_stoneOnce the hard work of threshing had been done, the grain was too precious to leave in the barn for any length of time. In South and East England, small, detached granaries held grain for seed and animal feed as well as any surplus for sale.

Often, all that's left of the old granary are the mushroom-shaped "staddle" stones on which the building rested - designed to keep damp and vermin out.