The house is built with stone foundations, and the main structure is made of oak timbers, joined together using mortice and tenon joints, and held in place with oak pegs. Wattle and daub or lath and plaster are used to fill the spaces between the timbers. The black and white appearance from the timber framing construction dates from the Tudor period, though some parts have been repaired in later years. For instance the gables were added in late Victorian times by Charles Nevill. The…
Lower Brockhampton - a moated manor house
In 1946 Colonel John Lutley [a Boer War veteran] died and left the 1680 acre [2.6 square miles, 6.8 square kilometres] Brockhampton Estate to the National Trust. Like most of the moated manor house estates I have written about, the Brockhampton estate was established by a Norman family, the Brockhamptons, after the Conquest of 1066. It is first mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1166. Lower Brockhampton House was built by the Domultons in the late 14th century. The estate passed to the…
Visiting The Beautiful Village Of Lacock, England
Now, the thing about the Cotwolds is that, this absolutely beautiful area in England comprises of so many absolutely beautiful little villages and towns so it’s pretty much “user’s choice” when it comes to deciding
Medieval building, Oxford - detail
This 14th-century timber-framed building in the centre of Oxford is the surviving half of a building completed in about 1386 as the New Inn, and belongs to Jesus College. It stands at the corner of Cornmarket Street - the main shopping centre in Oxford - and Ship Street.