Author Archives: Helen Hofton

Photos of Pirton people

Photographs of people who lived in Pirton We are collecting photographs of people who lived in some of Pirton’s old houses. Can you help? We would like to borrow a photo for a couple of days so we can scan … Continue reading

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Measuring Three Gables

Three Gables on Great Green is reputed to be the oldest house in the village. We have found evidence of medieval timberwork like this roof in the crosswing. We think that part of Three Gables has been demolished and that … Continue reading

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Learning how to date a building.

Keith Fitzpatrick Matthews Archaeology Field Officer from NHDC has lent us 2 books on english carpentry by the expert Cecil Hewett. The different joints used in the old buildings can help with identification of when it was built. What a … Continue reading

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Oral history Cambridge

Oral history day at cambridge. We are recording people who used to live in the timber framed buildings

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Hill Farm

The group are also looking at old house sale particulars like this sale of The Fox which gives information of the rooms and land attached to the property. Hill Farm sale particulars

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