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Hello Everyone,

I'm much later posting, it's been a busy day!

Yesterday, I introduced you to the pretty village of Downham, which has remained unchanged for many centuries. At the bottom of the hill was the small stream, probably one of the reasons for this being chosen as a site for a village.

Just a little way up the hill is this imposing stone manor house. All the houses are built of stone because of its availability in the locality.
It really is a lovely unspoiled building! The house is one of great age signified by its style and its small mullioned windows.
(For anyone who is unsure of the meaning of mullioned, 'mullion', in architecture, is a slender vertical division in a window, or between windows in a group. Mullions are particularly characteristic of Gothic architecture and early Renaissance architecture in northern and western Europe. In Renaissance secular work, the face of the mullion is usually set back from the face of the wall so that one molding or series of moldings runs unbroken around the entire window.)

This house has the details of an early Rennaisance building.

I was so lucky, the low January sun was in a great place, flooding the building with sunlight!

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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