May 2022

You may recognise this as the house by the bus-stop on the High St. This photo, in the 1980s, shows the poor state it had reached. It is a listed building built in the 1500-1600s. Its age is evident by the large inglenook fireplace in the centre. As with many houses on High St., the land was a small-holding and there were substantial greenhouses. These are long gone and most of the grounds at the back are now part of Willingham Auction. Fortunately, the building was completely repaired and extended after this sale and is now safe for the future. Despite the sign, it seems unlikely that a “Master builder” ever lived there.