Record Details

NHER Number:13797
Type of record:Building
Name:Ware Hall House

Summary

A medieval timber framed building, originally constructed in 1450 in Ware, Hertfordshire. In 1970 it was dismantled and transported piece by piece to Wells, where the owner spent the next twenty years reconstructing it.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9157 4327
Map Sheet:TF94SW
Parish:WELLS NEXT THE SEA, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Southwest corner of Buttlands, by Water Pit Lane.
Built 1450, removed from Ware, Hertfordshire to this site and under reconstruction 1978.
Photographs show a timber framed house on a reconstructed brick ground floor.
See newspaper cuttings (S1) to (S5) in file.

1 February 1979.
Site visited and grid reference corrected.
Timber framed part of house had tarred cloth nailed over it so not much was visible. Not yet completed.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. The house that May built…. 1 July.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1977. Took 500-year home with her. 23 March.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1978. Dismantled house taking shape. 28 June. 2.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1979. Moving House, Jigsaw Style. 10 July.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Housework for May is rebuilding her home. 24 August.

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