Barn Styles (more info to be added shortly)


1. Bank Barns

- rectangular barn with two levels

- if there was no hill present a "bank" was created

- ground floor is the stables / upper floor is typically for the hay storage


2. Pole Barns/Post & Frame Barn

- logs or planed timber



3. English Barns

- could be made of log or frame (the smaller barn is a pole barn)

- basic roof was a gable roof.


4. Dutch Barns/Gambrel Barn

- hipped gable

- gambrel roof



5. Silos *when Ontario farming changed from wheat to livestock

- began to appear in the 1870's, providing food for the livestock

- storage for grains