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The posts, beams and crucks of these buildings are round poles, usually harvested on or near the building site.
The volunteers of the Cruck Cottage Heritage Association which runs the Grade A-listed building, a rarity in Scotland and the only one of its kind in Dumfries and Galloway have worked wonders to restore the building after the fire at a cost of PS9,000.
Its roots date back to 1460, the method of 'cruck construction' - curved timbers leaning towards each other - can even be traced to Roman times.
The runner-up that day Cruck Realta is a decent yardstick but Contributer impressed with his final kick in the closing stages.
The half-brother to fivewinnersranawaywitha Ripon maiden in June and just17dayslaterproduceda similarly dazzling display wheninadifferentleagueto subsequent winners Cruck RealtaandLovely Passinthe Listed Chesham at Royal Ascot.
. Penistone''s Cruck Barn Market: Artisan Fayre today, 9am-3pm.
Visitors can also see a unique cruck house with sedum roof, beamed ceilings, stained glass windows and inglenook fireplace.
The principal bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed cruck beams.
Other recent contracts have been for the repair of the cruck frame and thatch roof of a listed Leicestershire pub, and restoring the arbour at Jephson Gardens in Leamington for Warwick District Council.
Others who received honorary degrees at the same time included Julius Kambarage Nyerere, formerly Prime Minister of Tanganyika, and King Olav V of Norway Out and about Alf leads a visit of The Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society to the cruck cottage at Torthorwald in the 1950's.
The flagstone ground floor rooms include an imposing Banqueting Hall with cruck beams and a Minstrels Gallery.
The barn is also one of only a handful of timber-framed cruck buildings north of the Tees - a construction dating from early medieval times in which naturally curved, rough-hewn wood is at the heart of the building.