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.
Heavy oak beam in the hall. Each room has a different floor level.
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.
Jagged: Sharp icicles hang from the thatched roof of a cottage in Newtown Linford in Leicestershire, United Kingdom today
by Michael Regan
Inglenook is now the entrance to the sitting room.
This was a bedroom but is now an access landing to other bedrooms/bathroom
Original 500 year old beams and joists
2002 Conservatory extension to rear.
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2016 Tree removed from front garden.
One of the cruck beams can be seen rising from the left.
Inglenook fireplace has the traditional 'fireplace window' on the right.
The new central staircase in the hall replaced the ladders to each bedroom.
This shows an earlier thatch ridge pattern on the 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 oak timbers in the house were probably from Bradgate Park, just behind the property.