|Thatched roof fever.|
I know this is a lot of back story, but imagine trying to take it all in and relate it to the house around you, whilst balancing a teacup and saucer on your lap, a book in your hand, and an attentive smile on your face – AND ignoring the flaming sensation of stinging nettles on your shins. It is much easier to read this while seated comfortably in front of a computer….
|Chalgrove Manor. The far-right front-gable section is the earliest.|
|The rear elevation of the manor house.|
|The interior of the first part of the Manor.|
|The current entry hall, with the uncovered oak screen
that was covered up by modern walling materials.
Tree-ring dating puts it at around 1240, meaning it
may have been moved from an earlier house.
|Interior of the hall, which originally had an open central hearth and no ceiling. The original arch-braced collar roof is visible in what is now the attic.|
|Painted panels, meant to look like wood grain, are located in the circa 1505 parlor (at the south end of the house).
These panels were uncovered in 1985.
|The mill and millhouse (the millhouse is the middle section).
The mill conveniently has its construction date laid in brick on the side.
|The facade of the mill.|
|The mill wheel.|
|The interior of the mill house (which was not accessible).|
|Some of the framing of the former barn.|
|The rear elevation.|
|All bathrooms should be like this.|
And to not end this post on a toilet-like note, the gardens of the Manor House: