Yet it was built in the antique style of a Jacobean manor with half-timbering
that Shakespeare might have recognised.
Another is a black-and-white cottage, showing signs of restoration at various periods because locomotive sparks used to keep setting the thatch and the half-timbering
THE county of Shropshire contains many a quaint and curious town, full of history and half-timbering
Nor did the architects of the next generation, such as Norman Shaw, who evolved a more sophisticated domestic style based on the rural vernacular of half-timbering
It fulfils many people's idea of the perfect village, with its romantically styled Arts and Crafts houses, built in a cohesive variety of very appealing designs in half-timbering
, red brick and stone.
It is typified by half-timbering
, herring-bone brickwork, leaded windows, gabled porches and red brick or pebble-dash walls.
However, the half-timbering
peels off to reveal a pub of the 1820s, first called The Minerva Vaults.
Lots of cream rendered brickwork, half-timbering
, dormer roofs and enough UPVC windows to rebuild a naff Crystal Palace (as in the world's biggest conservatory, not the soccer team).
There is much half-timbering
in the house, particularly in the 35ft by 20ft billiard room, which has an open-framed ceiling with a central skylight.
At the end of the avenue you enter an English country cottage, complete with make-believe half-timbering
and a little gabled roof.