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Ironwork in a threshing barn

Posted: 28 Jun 2017, 20:09
by Alan Wadsworth
During a recent recording of a threshing barn in Worcestershire, ironwork was observed under the purlin on each side of the threshing floor and in the other extant bay - see photo below
Does anyone know what this is for? The purlins are approx. 6.5m (20ft) above floor level.

Thanks, Alan

Re: Ironwork in a threshing barn

Posted: 10 Oct 2017, 09:52
by JoyEde
are the purlins overspanning to any degree? one can see this method used in trusses elsewhere to provide an opposing moment. are the attachments strong or just for 'tying off'?
Philip White