Pembridge, Herefordshire.

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  View of the 17th century New Inn, Pembridge, Herefordshire, England   Pembridge.

Another view of the 17th century 'New Inn' from West Street with the 16th century old Market Hall at the back.

 

 

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  Timber-framed buildings, Pembridge, Herefordshire, England   Pembridge.

Not quite all of the buildings in Pembridge are black and white and these two make a nice change. The nearest one shows brick infill and the furthest has rendered panels but featuring a pinkish wash.

 

 

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  The Duppa almshouses, Pembridge, Herefordshire, England   Pembridge.

The Duppa almshouses are charitable housing and these are at the top of Bridge Street. Originally this was six two storey dwellings, although now converted to four houses. They are, however, rather irregularly spaced and a sign on the front gives a date of 1661 but dendrochronology dating suggests that there was an earlier building here prior to the founding of the Almshouses.

The tree-ring date gives a range of 1486 to 1502, which suggests that these almshouses were actually making use of earlier buildings. This could explain the irregularity in the layout of this building.

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  Timber-framed houses, Pembridge, Herefordshire, England   Pembridge.

Notice how much thicker the wooden beams are in the house on the extreme right compared with those in the houses on the left. That would have made it significantly more expensive to build. A bit of wealth flaunting perhaps?

 

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