The Picks Barn Story - Still Standing At 60

Our Story Intro - Picks Barn Still Standing At 60

Picks Barn occupies the eastern flank of Lyndon, a lovely estate
village with a documented history dating back to the mid-1600s.

Discover more about The Lyndon Estate online.

In more recent times, the barn's construction (in the 1960s) coincided
with Britain's continued post-war demand for increased food security,
influencing farming across the country, including here in Rutland.

It was a period when the industry, facilitated by further mechanisation and understanding, produced more than ever before. With this came a heightened requirement for new farm-building developments to
house livestock and store crops, machinery, feed and supplies.

Image Gated North Luffenham Road Into Lyndon - Very Old
North Luffenham Road!
This very old image shows the gated entrance to Lyndon. Periwinkle Cottage is clearly visible across the paddock, and the fence/hedge (from the gate) is now the road running down to the farm. Picks Barn got built much later, of course, just this side of the gates to the south of the Luffenham Road.

How Much? 1960s Building Cost!

Title Picks Barn Building Cost 1961

Messrs. W. Pick & Sons - Lyndon tenant farmers at the time, had this concrete framed 'Dutch Barn' built by Atcost - see the photographed quotation documents.

The £1,618 cost is equivalent to about £45k in 2024 money (average inflation rate
approx 5%) - the planning and legal fees alone would probably be that much today!

Atcost Dutch Barn 1961 Quote - Picks Barn
Atcost Dutch Barn 1961 Letter - Picks Barn

Tenancy Farms Taken Back In Hand

Title Farming Tenancies

As farming evolved, many expired tenancies got incorporated into the home farm
workings, and with that, Picks Barn became part of the main Lyndon operation.

Take a look at the Conant Farming Company website.

The scale of modern-day farming (equipment & stocks) does not fit with these agricultural buildings of the era (literally!), and as such, many sheds (including the old Lyndon farmyard) have seen successful alterations for other commercial uses.

Therefore, it also appeared logical to do something with Picks Barn, but given the village's proximity, an alternative development seemed more appropriate.

Lyndon Historical Agricultural Field Allotments
A very old scanned map of the allotments of land around Lyndon - some names still exist today!

Picks Barn Repurposed

Title Picks Barn Repurposed

The Picks Barn site had also become a bit of an eyesore, so in 2018, The Estate sought permission for conversion, with work getting underway in 2019.

Old Picks Barn Aerial Photo
Heli Picture (Oct-2011)
Old Picks Barn Front View
Outside Front
Old Picks Barn Interior View
Emptied

Three years and a pandemic later, including various changes of plan adding to the mix, the barn is what it is today: a building providing business space,
local employment, a café & event areas (that the village uses), and an income stream to help maintain the costly upkeep of the more expansive estate.

Picks Barn Stripped Of Asbestos
Asbestos Removed
Picks Barn Works Site
Roof Beams Going On
Picks Barn Tin Roof On Top Of Industrial Roof
Tin (set on top of roof)

Picks Barn - a complete transformation whilst retaining connections with the past, and most certainly more fitting for 21st-century Lyndon!

Picks Barn Mezzanine Floor Works
Mezzanine Area
Picks Barn Structure Built
Building Built!
Picks Barn Site November 2023
Nov-2023

The Picks Barn Story - Still Standing At 60

Our Story Intro - Picks Barn Still Standing At 60

Picks Barn occupies the eastern flank of Lyndon, a lovely estate
village with a documented history dating back to the mid-1600s.

Discover more about The Lyndon Estate online.

In more recent times, the barn's construction (in the 1960s) coincided
with Britain's continued post-war demand for increased food security,
influencing farming across the country, including here in Rutland.

It was a period when the industry, facilitated by further mechanisation and understanding, produced more than ever before. With this came a heightened requirement for new farm-building developments to
house livestock and store crops, machinery, feed and supplies.

Image Gated North Luffenham Road Into Lyndon - Very Old
North Luffenham Road!
This very old image shows the gated entrance to Lyndon. Periwinkle Cottage is clearly visible across the paddock, and the fence/hedge (from the gate) is now the road running down to the farm. Picks Barn got built much later, of course, just this side of the gates to the south of the Luffenham Road.

How Much? 1960s Building Cost!

Title Picks Barn Building Cost 1961

Messrs. W. Pick & Sons - Lyndon tenant farmers at the time, had this concrete framed 'Dutch Barn' built by Atcost - see the photographed quotation documents.

The £1,618 cost is equivalent to about £45k in 2024 money (average inflation rate
approx 5%) - the planning and legal fees alone would probably be that much today!

Atcost Dutch Barn 1961 Quote - Picks Barn
Atcost Dutch Barn 1961 Letter - Picks Barn

Tenancy Farms Taken Back In Hand

Title Farming Tenancies

As farming evolved, many expired tenancies got incorporated into the home farm workings, and with that, Picks Barn became part of the main Lyndon operation.

Take a look at the Conant Farming Company website.

The scale of modern-day farming (equipment & stocks) does not fit with these agricultural buildings of the era (literally!), and as such, many sheds (including the old Lyndon farmyard) have seen successful alterations for other commercial uses.

Therefore, it also appeared logical to do something with
Picks Barn, but given the village's proximity, an alternative development seemed more appropriate.

Lyndon Historical Agricultural Field Allotments
A very old scanned map of the allotments of land around Lyndon - some names still exist today!

Picks Barn Repurposed

Title Picks Barn Repurposed

The Picks Barn site had also become a bit of an eyesore, so in 2018, The Estate sought permission for conversion, with work getting underway in 2019.

Old Picks Barn Aerial Photo
Heli Picture (Oct-2011)
Old Picks Barn Front View
Outside Front
Old Picks Barn Interior View
Emptied

Three years and a pandemic later, including various changes of plan adding to the mix, the barn is what it is today: a building providing business space, local employment, a café & event areas (that the village uses), and an income stream to help maintain the costly upkeep of the more expansive estate.

Picks Barn Stripped Of Asbestos
Asbestos Removed
Picks Barn Works Site
Roof Beams Going On
Picks Barn Tin Roof On Top Of Industrial Roof
Tin (set on top of roof)

Picks Barn:

A complete transformation whilst retaining connections with the past, and most certainly more fitting for 21st-century Lyndon!

Picks Barn Mezzanine Floor Works
Mezzanine Area
Picks Barn Structure Built
Building Built!
Picks Barn Site November 2023
Nov-2023
© 2024 The Lyndon Property Company

The Picks Barn Story - Still Standing At 60

Our Story Intro - Picks Barn Still Standing At 60

Picks Barn occupies the eastern flank of Lyndon, a lovely estate
village with a documented history dating back to the mid-1600s.

Discover more about The Lyndon Estate online.

In more recent times, the barn's construction (in the 1960s) coincided
with Britain's continued post-war demand for increased food security,
influencing farming across the country, including here in Rutland.

It was a period when the industry, facilitated by further mechanisation and understanding, produced more than ever before. With this came a heightened requirement for new farm-building developments to
house livestock and store crops, machinery, feed and supplies.

Picks Barn occupies the eastern flank of Lyndon,
a lovely estate village with a documented history
dating back to the mid-1600s.

Discover more about The Lyndon Estate online.

In more recent times, the barn's construction (in the 1960s) coincided with Britain's continued post-war demand for increased food security, influencing farming across the country, including here in Rutland.

It was a period when the industry, facilitated by further mechanisation and understanding, produced more than ever before. With this came a heightened requirement for new farm-building developments to house livestock and store crops, machinery, feed and supplies.

Picks Barn occupies the eastern flank of Lyndon, a lovely estate village with a documented history dating back
to the mid-1600s.

Discover more about
The Lyndon Estate online.

In more recent times, the barn's construction (in the 1960s) coincided with Britain's continued post-war demand for increased food security, influencing farming across the country, including here in Rutland.

It was a period when the industry, facilitated by further mechanisation and understanding, produced more than ever before. With this came a heightened requirement for new farm-building developments to house livestock and store crops, machinery, feed and supplies.

Image Gated North Luffenham Road Into Lyndon - Very Old
North Luffenham Road!
This very old image shows the gated entrance to Lyndon. Periwinkle Cottage is clearly visible across the paddock, and the fence/hedge (from the gate) is now the road running down to the farm. Picks Barn got built much later, of course, just this side of the gates to the south of the Luffenham Road.

How Much? 1960s Building Cost!

Title Picks Barn Building Cost 1961

Messrs. W. Pick & Sons - Lyndon tenant farmers at the time, had this concrete framed 'Dutch Barn' built by Atcost - see the photographed quotation documents.

The £1,618 cost is equivalent to about £45k in 2024 money (average inflation rate
approx 5%) - the planning and legal fees alone would probably be that much today!

Messrs. W. Pick & Sons - Lyndon tenant farmers at the time, had this concrete framed 'Dutch Barn' built by Atcost - see the photographed quotation documents.

The £1,618 cost is equivalent to about £45k in 2024 money (average inflation rate approx 5%) - the planning and legal fees alone would probably be that much today!

Atcost Dutch Barn 1961 Quote - Picks Barn
Atcost Dutch Barn 1961 Letter - Picks Barn

Tenancy Farms Taken Back In Hand

Title Farming Tenancies

As farming evolved, many expired tenancies got incorporated into the home farm workings, and with that, Picks Barn became part of the main Lyndon operation.

Lyndon Historical Agricultural Field Allotments
A very old scanned map of the allotments of land around Lyndon - some names still exist today!
An old scanned map of the allotments of land around Lyndon - some names still exist today!

The scale of modern-day farming (equipment & stocks) does not fit with these agricultural buildings of the era (literally!), and as such, many sheds (including the old Lyndon farmyard) have seen successful alterations for other commercial uses.

Take a look at the Conant Farming website.

Therefore, it also appeared logical to do something with Picks Barn, but given
the village's proximity, an alternative development seemed more appropriate.

The scale of modern-day farming (equipment & stocks) does not fit with these agricultural buildings of the era (literally!), and as such, many sheds (including the old Lyndon farmyard) have seen successful alterations for
other commercial uses.

Take a look at the Conant Farming website.

Therefore, it also appeared logical to do something with Picks Barn, but given the village's proximity, an
alternative development seemed more appropriate.

The scale of modern-day farming (equipment & stocks) does not fit with these agricultural buildings of the era (literally!), and as such, many sheds (including the old Lyndon farmyard) have seen successful alterations for other commercial uses.

Take a look at the Conant Farming website.

Therefore, it also appeared logical to do something with Picks Barn, but given the village's proximity, an alternative development seemed more appropriate.

Picks Barn Repurposed

Title Picks Barn Repurposed

The Picks Barn site had also become a bit of an eyesore, so in 2018, The Estate sought permission for conversion, with work getting underway in 2019.

Old Picks Barn Aerial Photo
Heli Picture (Oct-2011)
Old Picks Barn Front View
Outside Front
Old Picks Barn Interior View
Emptied

Three years and a pandemic later, including various changes of plan adding to the mix, the barn is what it is today: a building providing business space, local employment, a café & event areas (that the village uses), and an income stream to help maintain the costly upkeep of the more expansive estate.

Picks Barn Stripped Of Asbestos
Asbestos Removed
Picks Barn Works Site
Roof Beams Going On
Picks Barn Tin Roof On Top Of Industrial Roof
Tin (set on top of roof)

Picks Barn:

A complete transformation whilst retaining connections with the past, and most certainly more fitting for 21st-century Lyndon!

Picks Barn Mezzanine Floor Works
Mezzanine Area
Picks Barn Structure Built
Building Built!
Picks Barn Site November 2023
Nov-2023

Picks Barn Repurposed

Title Picks Barn Repurposed

The Picks Barn site had also become a bit of an eyesore, so in 2018, The Estate sought permission for conversion, with work getting underway in 2019.

Three years and a pandemic later, including various changes of plan adding to the mix, the barn is what it is today: a building providing business space, local employment, a café & event areas (that the village uses), and an income stream to help maintain the costly upkeep of the more expansive estate.

Picks Barn - a complete transformation whilst retaining connections with the past, and most certainly more fitting for 21st-century Lyndon!

 Before Pics 
Old Picks Barn Aerial Photo
Heli Picture (Oct-2011)
Old Picks Barn Front View
Outside Front
Old Picks Barn Interior View
Emptied
 During Pics 
Picks Barn Stripped Of Asbestos
Asbestos Removed
Picks Barn Works Site
Roof Beams Going On
Picks Barn Tin Roof On Top Of Industrial Roof
Tin (set on top of roof)
 After Pics 
Picks Barn Mezzanine Floor Works
Mezzanine Area
Picks Barn Structure Built
Building Built!
Picks Barn Site November 2023
Nov-2023
© 2024 The Lyndon Property Company
© 2024 The Lyndon Property Company