House

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Our special building

The construction

The house is typical of the timber-framed Wealden houses built during the Middle Ages. The oak frame was filled with interwoven strips of chestnut or oak, which were covered with daub and limewashed.

The parlour

The parlour has changed over 650 years. When built it had two service rooms where food was prepared and stored. In the 16th century it became the parlour you see today, with a fireplace and chimney.

The great hall

The centre of the building where the yeoman farmer and his family would have eaten. Rising to the rafters, the roof is supported on timbers and a crown post. An oak leaf is carved into a corner beam.

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