The Dairy at Draycott
The Dairy at Draycott
The Dairy at Draycott
The Dairy at Draycott

The Dairy ( a brief history)

Springhaven, as this small area of Draycott is known, sat between farmland and a former quarry.

 

There are four properties on the site.

The detatched property provided stabling for the working horses that would ferry the Draycott stone, by cart, from the quarry to the station in the lower part of the village. From here it would be transported by steam train to various construction sites.

 

The Quarrymaster's House is the three storey dwelling as you enter Springhaven. Then there is the farmhouse and it is believed that 

The Dairy was built on to the farmhouse approximately 260 years ago. It would have provided dairy produce for the surrounding community.

 

The Dairy is built from the pinkish local Draycott stone. The same stone was also used to build the chambers at the base of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

 

The working dairy was on the ground floor in what is now the main living area. There was a water tank and various small outbuildings to the rear where the kitchen now stands. Upstairs was an additional room, which is thought to have been accessed from within the farmhouse as well as by the external stone staircase.

 

As many of the original materials as possible were used in the renovation of the property in 2005.

 

 

 

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The Dairy

3 Springhaven

Draycott

Somerset

BS27 3SP

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