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C15 House

C15 House

At first glance this Grade II listed building does not appear to be particularly interesting but if you look carefully at the barge boards, the buildings origins start to become apparent. This was originally a C15 Hall House that has undergone a series of alterations in the C17, C19 and C20. The first floor was originally jettied, this has been filled in by the stone wall behind the road sign but the ‘Dragon Beam’ that helped to support the Jetty is still visible internally. The roof space is particularly revealing, smoke blackened timbers are still visible above the former central hearth. The architectural development of this property is particularly long and complex and required considerable analysis to understand the development and the significance and context of the defects. NPA were engaged to undertake a Building Survey by a private client who also happened to be a senior conservation officer and author of a number of books on historic buildings.

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Herefordshire