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A building used primarily for the storage of hay, grain and farm equipment, or as a shelter for livestock. Use more specific type where known.

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BLACKHOUSE A dwelling comprising byre, barn and living quarters, with walls consisting of inner and outer dry stone facings with an insulating turf core.
BYRE A cow shed.
BYRE DWELLING A rectangular building of late- to post-medieval date, comprising a dwelling for people and accommodation for animals under one roof. Only use where there is evidence for both functions.
CLEIT A drystone building used for storage. Use only for sites on the St Kilda archipeligo.
GRANARY A building used to store grain, especially after it has been threshed or husked.
HAYLOFT A loft used to store hay, usually situated over a stable or barn.
STACK STAND A structure or platform upon which a stack is built.
STADDLE STONE A mushroom-shaped stone used to raise the floor of a barn, granary etc. above ground level, to prevent vermin from gaining access to stored grain and fodder. Now often used as a garden ornament. Linked Data resource