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philpjuk100
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Late Medieval?

Post by philpjuk100 » Fri 4th Dec, 2020 8:20 am

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As part of a village archeology project we have had a buildings survey by a buildings archeologist, We always thought our house was circa 1650 but he has dated it as a three bay Medieval hall house! 1350/1400. He is to return for a more detailed survey with some "dendro". I now see the house gets a mention in Pevsner. It will be interesting when phoning around for insurance quotes, " is it an old house? oh is it post war?" will have to ask which war, (war of the roses?) I usually get "brick and tile?" and when I say "no timber framed" they say "oh that is non standard construction" and I have to point out it was not when it was built

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Re: Late Medieval?

Post by RBailey » Fri 4th Dec, 2020 8:33 am

What a great discovery.
philpjuk100 wrote:
Fri 4th Dec, 2020 8:20 am
"no timber framed" they say "oh that is non standard construction" and I have to point out it was not when it was built
Very true :D :lol:

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Re: Late Medieval?

Post by Feltwell » Fri 4th Dec, 2020 8:55 am

Fantastic Phil!

Gives some reassurance of structural integrity if you know it's survived this long! :lol:

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Re: Late Medieval?

Post by Pennyviz » Fri 4th Dec, 2020 12:52 pm

Exciting! They dated ours using Dendro by Oxford labs, Dan Miles to earliest 1327. I gather that the current thinking is that the medieval longhouses were middle class and more frequent than one might imagine. Incredible to think that they have lasted this long though - even a steel frame would have long since perished.

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Re: Late Medieval?

Post by philpjuk100 » Fri 4th Dec, 2020 10:27 pm

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It looks quite old up in the roof but I imagine this was the second phase of building when the chimneys were built and the floors inserted There is a fireplace up there and when cleaning out the straw and debris from around the chimneys we noticed "daisy wheels" on the woodwork and found a "witch bottle" and a cannon ball. to understand the timber frame I measured the house and built a model of the frame.

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