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Friday, 1st Feb 2019

 

'Winchcombshire'

The forgotten county

 

By Tim Porter

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Stones in his pockets

 

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Malvern Theatre

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Stones-in-his-Pockets

This is probably the oldest building in the square, built around 1450. It was originally built of wood, with timber crucks supporting the roof, and wattle and daub walls. An upper floor was added later. The base was supported by beehive-shaped mounds of stones at the corners of the building. One of these mounds is missing at the front, hence the lean.

 

As building methods evolved and stone became the common building material, a stone frontage was added but the builders  had to accommodate the lean. Later renovations have levelled the floor inside, making the upstairs Huffkins coffee lounge an interesting place for a break.

 

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The Curiosity Shop - (currently Huffkins)

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