Notes: This is one of the oldest (and most interesting)
houses in Canterbury (It is described in Scoffham's book - see the
bibliography.) Originally it must have
been tucked just inside the wall, which ran a few feet in front
See the jettied bays at either end - in other words, the two pieces
sticking out over the street - the second photo above shows the
right one, with its hung tiles. These are typical of such Hall houses.
Scoffham notes that it is formed of two Wealden Hall houses which
make a T-shape. He points out the recessed section in the middle
which had no middle floor originally and formed the Hall part (compare
with the Hall in Ivy Lane).
However, closer examination suggest that this is not quite true.
It is more probably made up of three original buildings fitted
together - one to the left, one to the right and the third at the
back at right angles.
In fact you can see the join in the picture to the top left, above
the green dustbins (20th century) - you can see that the roof is
not continuous. This is even clearer from the back - see the photo
below, which shows the three roofs joining.