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12 The Green (East Cottage)


Here is another example of massive transformation of an ancient building.




This is how the building looked in the early 20th century – a very attractive stone structure with a thatched roof, probably of late 17th century origin comprising two houses.








One house fronting the Green (itself probably of at least two main phases of construction, the right hand side perhaps being later in date) and the other at the eastern end, with an entrance on the side visible in this aerial view.
















In the course of the century the stonework of the former of the two was painted white as seen in this photograph of about 1960.
























This was how the building looked when sketched in 1972 and then painted I973 by A. E. Ward just before work began in its almost total reconstruction.








Today the original building is simply not recognisable.





Date last updated:      11 Feb 2007                                                                                     Valid until:  31 Dec 2007