Thatched cottage

My home is an early 16th century 'cruck' frame cottage comprising three 'one up one down' bays which were originally separate cottages, each with their own ladder staircase.
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Heavy oak beam in the hall.   Each room has a different floor level.

Heavy oak beam in the hall. Each room has a different floor level.

New path and stone pillars 2014

New path and stone pillars 2014

The east wall of the house shows the cruck construction very visibly.   The oak timbers rest on large stones.

The east wall of the house shows the cruck construction very visibly. The oak timbers rest on large stones.

Icicles form from the thatch.

Jagged: Sharp icicles hang from the thatched roof of a cottage in Newtown Linford in Leicestershire, United Kingdom today

Inglenook is now the entrance to the sitting room.

Inglenook is now the entrance to the sitting room.

This was a bedroom but is now an access landing to other bedrooms/bathroom

This was a bedroom but is now an access landing to other bedrooms/bathroom

Original 500 year old beams and joists

Original 500 year old beams and joists

2002 Conservatory extension to rear.

2002 Conservatory extension to rear.

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Feb. 2016 Tree removed from front garden.

2016 Tree removed from front garden.

Cruck frame cottage.   One of the cruck beams can be seen rising from the left.

One of the cruck beams can be seen rising from the left.

Inglenook fireplace has the traditional 'fireplace window' on the right.

Inglenook fireplace has the traditional 'fireplace window' on the right.

Thatched cottage.   The new central staircase in the hall replaced the ladders to each bedroom.

The new central staircase in the hall replaced the ladders to each bedroom.

This shows an earlier thatch ridge pattern on the cottage.

This shows an earlier thatch ridge pattern on the cottage.

Thatched cottage.   The front bay and the left bay (hall) both have original inglenook fireplaces.   Both have small windows where ladies would sit sewing, etc.

The front bay and the left bay (hall) both have original inglenook fireplaces. Both have small windows where ladies would sit sewing, etc.

Thatched cottage.  The oak timbers in the house were probably from Bradgate Park,  just behind the property.

The oak timbers in the house were probably from Bradgate Park, just behind the property.

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