17th century

MSF special lecture 'The Folklore and Archaeology of Historic Buildings' and AGM


On Thursday 16 December at approximately 19:00, the MSF AGM will be preceded by an online Zoom lecture from James Wright FSA on ‘The Folklore and Archaeology of Historic Buildings’. James, a buildings archaeologist and historic stone specialist, will explore some of the most common misconceptions surrounding historic buildings, outlining the legends, explaining the origins of the myths and revealing the underlying truth behind each story to understand a little more about their former occupants.

Sunt Farm, Caterfield Lane, Oxted

Historic building assessment by M Higgins of SCC of a five-bay, timber-framed, central chimney house of two storeys with early attics. Its side purlin roof has upright queen struts and straight wind braces and the back-to-back chimney stack uses earth mortar. The house is considered to date to the second quarter of the 17th century.

Foyle Farm, Popes Lane, Oxted

Historic building assessment by M Higgins of SCC. The earliest phase is a probably late 16th century, three bay cross-wing to a now lost hall range. It is of two storeys, close studded with gables front and back and originally unheated. Probably in the mid-17th century a three-bay main range and a three-bay cross-wing was added together with three chimney stacks to serve both sections.


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