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Silo Main Door

In September we hosted Heritage Open Days for people to come and visit the farm and see its heritage, its links to Cragside and to have a private visit to The Silo which is Grade II* and a Building at Risk.

The visits comprised of a two hour tour of the farm and lots of information about the history of its many owners over the years, with exclusive access to the two turbines that are housed at the farm.

It was a great success with extra information coming to light because of the tours. 

The tours were Pre-Booked by Appointment and were FREE.

We would like to thank everyone who came along, and particularly those who donated funds to our 'Friends of the Cragend Silo' fund. With the money we have purchased some props which are already in use to hold up the massive stone lintels in the doorway.

More information about The Heritage Open Days can be found at:


About the author

Lou is the owner of Cragend Farm with her husband Shaun, and deals with everything from Holiday Accommodation inquiries to egg collection from the chickens; she is the social media and web design finger-tapper.

Find Out More About Cragend

Cragend Farm has a interesting and diverse history, from technical innovations to historic buildings. Tied in closely to the neighbouring Cragside Estate home of Victorian inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong.