Down Hall, Abington Pigotts

The  Gatehouse, Down Hall, Abington Pigotts. Early 16th century; timber-framed.  Listed Grade II*.  The formal listing description is an exemplar of the language of heritage conservation:  ‘Substantial timber-frame, close studded with curved tension braces in each bay. Bullnosed jetty joists and solid curved braces to posts. Curved chamfered braces to doorway and cartway forming a ‘Caernavon’ arched head…Crown-post roof; crown-post over central truss, braced two ways to collars, and collar purlins.’  Alternatively, a lovely display of aged timber.

Photo: Gatehouse, Down Hall, Abington Pigotts, Feb 2017

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