Threshing Barn, Cholstrey, Nr Leominster, Herefordshire

This thatched barn is a threshing barn, where grain was separated from the stalk of the wheat, oats or barley by beating with a flail. The two sets of doors allows the wind to blow away the light chaff (the dried seed casing) leaving the grain to fall on the floor.  The straw would be stored in the side bays.