Thursday, 26 December 2013

Mascourbe Farm

Mascourbe farm belonged to the Hospitallers' Commandery of St. Felix in the Priory of Saint-Gilles. First mentioned in 1373, the farm was rebuilt by the Order of St. John at at new site, nearby,  in c 1583. The farmyard survives almost unchanged from that date, arranged around its' large courtyard. Today, as then, the main activity on the farm is the fattening of ducks.