Parsonage Gunstock Barn
25 X 30 feet | 1740 | Historic Rye, New Hampshire
This barn is among the earliest that we at Green Mountain Timber Frames have had the privilege to save. It was going to be demolished to make way for a modern garage. The barn is a gunstock frame, and it was located at the parsonage for the Church of England during the Colonial Period. Because of the principle rafter and purlin design, the roof boards are applied vertically from ridge to eve.
750 square feet on the first floor, with the possibility of a partial loft
Hewn posts, beams, and braces
Four bent gunstock structure
Full length 30 foot timbers
Principle rafters with a ridge beam and purlins
The Parsonage Barn would be ideally suited for use as a great room addition, studio, or as a small stand-alone house. It could also become an outbuilding or barn once again.