'Unsafe' barns at Victorian estate to be dismantled

PUBLISHED: 11:00 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:03 09 July 2018

Tyntesfield. Picture: Rob Stothard

Tyntesfield. Picture: Rob Stothard

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Two barns which 'are not safe structures' will be dismantled at a grade-II listed heritage site.

Wraxall’s Tyntesfield estate wants to dismantle the Paradise and Piggery barns located in the Home Farm visitor centre, which were built in the 1940s.

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A spokesman for Tyntesfield said: “Both barns are mid-20th century ad hoc structures, they are of low quality construction and were designed for short-term use only.

“They are now falling down and are not stable or safe (enough).

“Even though they are not high quality, we have commissioned an expert vernacular building survey to assess and record them and have done an oral history interview with a member of estate staff who was responsible for building them so their presence at Tyntesfield is fully recorded.”

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