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Reason given for this strange have never heard a satisfactory construction. can understand that in towns where space 1 51 COTTAGE ARCHITECTURE was scarce would have been an advantage to be able to of increase the size the upper rooms, but when there was no restriction as to the ground to be occupied by the house and land was plentiful, it is difficult to discover why our foreit fathers constructed their houses on this plan. Possibly the PART OF A HOUSE AT NEWPORT, ESSEX established of necessity in towns, and the traditional mode of building was continued in the country.

John on each side. The old stone altar marked with its five crosses has disappeared. It was destroyed at the Reformation, but there is a good modern altar with a fine old reredos richly ornamented with niches which formerly held have The all east window These some good statues. contains disappeared. decorated glass. The piscina and sedilia with their fine carvall merit attention, and the aumbries now shorn of their ings The doors wherein the church plate was formerly kept. Easter sepulchre, the wooden stalls with their quaintly carved misereres (this church of ours was once attached to a monastic all cell be noticed, and the verger will ingenious traps for sleepy down with a loud bang, tell must that these were you monks, who when were detected in A ), connected with the great abbey of the heavy seat fell slumber and were you will not you tell you that a little low side window was really a leper's window, through which the poor and again, afflicted one could view the elevation of the host forced to do penance ; but believe him.

We need not concern ourselves with its history. De Hurst and De Monceaux, and was built in 1440 by Sir Its Roger Fiennes, one of the heroes of Agincourt and treasurer Little Wenham Hall, Suffolk, built of brick in the time of Henry III, older than Hurstmonceux, and also the chapel of Little Coggeshall, Essex. 1 is 36 THE CHARM OF THE ENGLISH VILLAGE His descendants had the title of Lord Dacre conferred upon them, and, the last became Earl of Sussex, of Henry VI. marrying a natural daughter of Charles II, and being imIts subsequent history does pecunious sold the property.

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