When we undertook the work on the main hall we removed the suspended timber flooring and exposed the original surface of the old barn. It is not proven if the barn was originally a Threshing Barn or a Tithe Barn, but in terms of its location and context probably fulfilled both functions.
Many ground floors were constructed simply of compacted earth. Rammed chalk floors occur in chalk and areas and these are relatively easy to repair with lump chalk thoroughly wetted and rammed into place. Lime was also used in some examples.
The photographs show the hard compacted surface and the white colour which suggests chalk or lime was used on the floor of our barn.
More details of the investigation are on this page.