One of my favourite things when walking about the various tiny villages of England is spotting the houses that date from many centuries in the past. This particular house is one of these, dating from I guess around the 16th century. It looks as though the ground floor has been rebuilt fairly recently, and I’m sure plenty of the rest of it is also the result of more modern rebuilding. Nonetheless, these kinds of structures still remain as impressive in my eyes.
The one part of these old buildings that I always look to first is the roof. The rises and bumps over the roofline speak of the many years that the house has stood for, rather than the perfectly straight and smooth roofs of modern houses. Unfortunately, this house has clearly been re-roofed rather recently, but it has been done sympathetically, so that I don’t really mind.