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Record details

BCC record ID:1308002000
Type of record:Building
Summary:Pair of fifteenth to sixteenth century timber-framed cruck-built houses built about 1463, with later alterations and extensions.
Grid Reference:SU 77538 90206
Parish:

HAMBLEDEN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • HOUSE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1400 AD to 1599 AD) + Sci.Date
  • (Alternate) TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1400 AD to 1599 AD)
  • (Alternate) CRUCK HOUSE (15th Century - 1400 AD to 1499 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Listed Building

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

Grade II. Two houses. Originally C15-C16, altered C17 and later. Externally rebuilt in flint and brick with dentil eaves, the front roughcast and whitewashed. Old tile roof, central brick chimney with off-set top. One storey and attic, 4 bays, the left bay a C19 extension. Left bays have C20 paired barred wooden casements. Third bay has C20 bow window and paired leaded casement above. All upper windows are in dormer gables. C20 board door between left bays, with flat hood on wooden brackets. Early C19 gabled extension projects infront of right bay. This is of whitewashed flint and brick with narrow dentil eaves, and has C20 casements and glazed door in left side. Other extensions to right. Interior: right bay has flanking cruck trusses, the blades terminating above the collars, and heavy longitudinal floor joists; stack with lintel dated 1618 is inserted between main posts of central spere truss; spere posts have shaped jowls; original purlins. (RCHM I p. 188 Mon. 24) (B1).
Felling date of 1463 obtained by dendrochronological dating of cruck (B2).

2 cruck trusses with curved blades, truncated above the collar, passing the collar but with no upper structure. Source: R.W. Evans, Buckinghamshire CC (B3).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: DoE. 1986. LIST OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST: BUCKS; WYCOMBE: PARISHES OF FAWLEY &C. p57
<2>Digital archive: Vernacular Architecture Group. 2000 onwards. Vernacular Architecture Group: Dendrochronology Database. VA vol 21 p42
<3>Digital archive: Vernacular Architecture Group. 2004 onwards. Vernacular Architecture Group:Cruck Database.

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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