No.30, High Street.

One of the oldest houses in Orwell, dating from before 1500.

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This house has been altered extensively over the centuries, but nevertheless the substantial timbers and the hall and crosswing layout are still evident.  The hall has had a first floor inserted after it was originally built, and the chimney stack would also be more recent than the original build. The roof has been partly thatched, and partly tiled, but the reason for this mixture (see photos) is not evident.

Photo:Note the unusual combination of thatch and tile on the roof

Note the unusual combination of thatch and tile on the roof

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Photo:circa 1924. Is the horse collar the same one?

circa 1924. Is the horse collar the same one?

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Photo:Substantial timbers indicate an early construction date.

Substantial timbers indicate an early construction date.

Photo:The cut out in the vertical timber shows where the jetty bressumer was positioned. The lower wall was subsequently moved forward to underbuild the jetty which was deleted.

The cut out in the vertical timber shows where the jetty bressumer was positioned. The lower wall was subsequently moved forward to underbuild the jetty which was deleted.

This page was added by David Miller on 28/12/2012.

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