The cottage was actually a farmhouse. The structure of the original 1460s house can be clearly seen whilst touring the inside of the house. The oak timbers supporting the roof and walls which are made of wattle and daub (woven hazel covered in a mixture of mud, dung and chopped straw. The house remained in the Hathaway family for several generations. The male line became extinct in 1746. Mary Baker a distant descendant was sill living there in 1892, she then became the custodian of the house for the Shakepeare Trust.
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Sergiom (57821) 2013-10-13 4:53
J'aime beaucoup cette maison à colombages ainsi que ce superbe toit typique de la région. J'aime aussi le point de vue , comme caché derrière les fleurs qui apporte de la profondeur à la composition.
worldcitizen (6733) 2013-10-13 10:37
This cottage is so typically English. I like the unique design, including the interesting window panes. The garden in the foreground is lovely, and the yellow flowers especially stand out. We don't have any houses this old here in NY.
jhm (137652) 2013-10-15 1:00
I found these picture very nice through the old farmhouse with half timbered façade and reed roof.
Also the flowers in foreground care for a very attractive picture
This cares for depth and perspective.
Your picture is made with a lot quality and sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
kato (11630) 2013-10-26 2:07
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tasteful cottage with typical english style and garden in front of cottage. The whole is harmonized well by a good color combination and gentle atmosphere.