Water Eaton

Pages 309-310

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire, Volume 2, North. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1913.

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(O.S. 6 in. xv. S.W.)


Monuments (1–4)

These buildings are all of two storeys, erected probably in the 17th century, and originally timber-framed; the filling has been almost entirely renewed, and many of the walls have been re-built with modern brick; all the roofs, except one, are thatched. The cottages are of rectangular plan, each with a central chimney stack, now re-built above the roof.

(1). The George Inn, about ¾ mile S.S.W. of Fenny Stratford Church, on the E. side of the road to Stoke Hammond, and S. of the cross-road to Bletchley. The plan is L-shaped, the wings extending towards the S. and E. The S. wing has an original chimney stack at the S. end, and a tiled roof. The N. wall of the E. wing is of old timber and brick. Interior:—At the junction of the wings is a large open fireplace.


The Bletchley road, N. side

(2). Cottage, about 120 yards N.E. of (1), retains the 17th-century timber-framing at the E. end, which has a half-hipped gable.

Condition—Fairly good.

(3). Cottage, E. of (2), set back from the road. The timber-framing remains in front, at the E. end, and at the back. Some of the mullioned window-frames are original. Interior:—The ceilings have rough beams, and a large fireplace is partly blocked.

Condition—Fairly good.

(4). Cottage, 40 yards E. of (3), at a bend in the road. The walls are covered with rough-cast.

Condition—Fairly good.