Waterford Gunstock Barn

32 X 42 feet | circa 1840 | Waterford, Vermont

This remarkable structure is a classic example of an English style gunstock frame. It has the classic layout, with large center doors on each eve, a wide bay on one side for hay storage, and a narrow bay on the other where the animals were housed. There was originally a loft in the center of the barn where oats and other grains could be placed to dry. The structure is all hewn- including the braces!



  • 1,344 square feet on the first floor

  • Hewn softwood gunstock posts, with the tops of the posts measuring up to 15 inches in width

  • Four bent structure

  • Beautiful and sound queen system that supports the rafters at mid span

  • Full length 42 foot timbers

  • Half-round rafters


This vintage timber frame would make an incredible house or great room. It could have a partial second floor added, or it could be left as a cathedral space. The soaring gunstock posts draw your eyes upward to the magnificent queen system.


Tel: 802.774.8972


19 North Street
Middletown Springs, VT 05757

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