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Portsmouth Landmarks: Glen Barns

October 4, 2017

Aerial diagram of Glen Farm Barns

NewGlenTrail – This is a brochure you can use as you tour the Glen Barns.

1. Pump House: This was home to the equipment that pumped water from the stream to supply the farm with water.

2. Stone Horse Barn: Built in 1911. During World War II the stalls were removed and it was outfitted as a field hospital.

3. Silo: This stone silo is attached to the stone barn with a stone passageway. It was probably built before 1926. There was a wooden silo, too, but it has been removed.

4. Stone Cow Barn: Built in 1907, this barn was for dairy cows. This is where the Glen dairy was located.

5. Stone Bull Barn with Bull Pen: This barn is dated 1910. There was a fire in this barn in 1926, but no animals were injured.

The barns are arranged to provide courtyards of shelter from bad weather.

6. Frame Cow Barn: The is one of the oldest of the barns and is the model for the barn architecture.

7. Frame Horse Barn: Built in 1902, this barn may have had a fire at the south end in the 1940’s.

8. Tool House: Wooden barn built before 1907.
9. Wagon Shed: Wooden structure built before 1907.

10. Garage: Stone structure built after 1907. Held Taylor cars until a garage was constructed at Stanton Farm.

11. Slocum-Cundall Cemetary: Slocum graves from 1713 on are on the northeast corner. Cundall stones beginning with Joseph in 1811 are on the west side. Slocums and Cundalls had mills in the Glen.

12. Mill: This mill is in the same spot as the original grist mill. It was probably built on the old mill’s foundation and was used as the carpentry shop for Glen Farm.