Old-Fashioned Carriage Houses

Carriage houses were used in the 17th and 18th century for storing the family carriage and those of guests when they came.  Since there were no cars around at that time, horse drawn vehicles were the only form of transportation.  These carriage houses were used like garages are used today, not for storing the vehicle long term, just for a few hours or days.  The kind of horses that would typically pull carriages were Hackneys, Cleveland Bays, and other kinds of warm and hot-bloods.


Cleveland Bay

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