Our 16th threshing barn was originally located at a farm in Cholstrey, Herefordshire. Prior to mechanisation in the early 20th century, threshing was undertaken by hand. Pairs of agricultural workers separated the stalk of the wheat, oats or barley by beating the crop with a flail, which was hard and time-consuming work. The barn has impressive cruck-framed timbers, cut from a black poplar tree, which rise from the ground to carry the weight of the roof and support the walls.