E.J.Wilkins

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"Tudor House"

"Tudor House" must have been the home of an important local family. It is in a prominent position in the old part of the town.

It has clearly been subject to development and extension, possibly quite early in its' life. I think it's a fantastic-looking building.

The need for wider roads has left the building slightly unhappily crammed into the three-way junction of three ancient streets, one of them called The Hundred.

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A "Hundred" is a Saxon geographical measure and a means of subdividing counties into administrative areas. Each Hundred contained enough land for 100 households - 100 "Hides". They were headed by a "hundred man" or "hundred eoldar" who was responsible for military, administrative, judicial and taxation matters.
Interesting reading - here - on Wikipedia.

A "Hide" was about 120 acres. More -here -

There were four "Virgates" in a hide, a virgate was the amount of land which could be maintained by two oxen in a year. More - here -
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Romsey


"Tudor House"

"Tudor House" must have been the home of an important local family. It is in a prominent position in the old part of the town.

It has clearly been subject to development and extension, possibly quite early in its' life. I think it's a fantastic-looking building.

The need for wider roads has left the building slightly unhappily crammed into the three-way junction of three ancient streets, one of them called The Hundred.

.....

A "Hundred" is a Saxon geographical measure and a means of subdividing counties into administrative areas. Each Hundred contained enough land for 100 households - 100 "Hides". They were headed by a "hundred man" or "hundred eoldar" who was responsible for military, administrative, judicial and taxation matters.
Interesting reading - here - on Wikipedia.

A "Hide" was about 120 acres. More -here -

There were four "Virgates" in a hide, a virgate was the amount of land which could be maintained by two oxen in a year. More - here -
.

comments (17)

Ah ellie, the never ending stream of amazing heritage buildings you present us with is incredible -- especially for someone from North America where heritage buildings are far and few between. Thanks for sharing.
What wonderfully gloriously seemingly chaotic architecture Ellie - love it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Nov 2008, 07:13
I agree with Chris- a wonderful ensemble of half timbered buildings, very close to each other, like a good family- I like the brickstones and their colours, the white frames of the windows and the oriel windows, they seem to be cleanly washed up by the rains. Romsey must be a lovely English town!
Thanks to all your interesting information!
Wonderful picture Ellie. How long before some idiot, going too fast at the junction, smashes into that wall or door?
When I see photos of places like this, still in use, I get shivers down my spine. When seen against some modern monstrosities, I want to cry.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 14 Nov 2008, 08:20
Love it with all the different angles and little of it plumb vertical. As usual, a very informative description.
Ah, this is one of my favorite houses in Romsey! Lovely capture, Ellie. Strangely, I was just reading about `hundreds` yesterday. Doing a bit more genealogical research and, as usual, I am easily waylaid by unrelated, but very interesting, facts.(:o)
Wonderful bit of vernacular design ... I'll go for this anytime. richard
I like all those lines
Wonderful building Ellie. There are a number of Hundred houses around our way...usually pubs or hotels now.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Nov 2008, 14:05
A beautiful old building. Imagine you can enter on the one side, wifey think you are home and then sneak out to the pub on the other side.

This Tudor guy must have had some vision smile
What a fabulous old house Ellie, I love all that brickwork.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands UK
  • 14 Nov 2008, 15:17
Love the look of this place Ellie. I bet is awesome inside.
Very nice capture Ellie. I like the geometry here!
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 14 Nov 2008, 18:36
Nice one! I really like our pov here - shows us much more than it would have from the front. Just a note tho - those white line(s) on the road almost look like the chalk outline of a body!!
They were drinking while working , the builders. Nice weekend.
I like very much this kind of architecture !
Looks quite a hodge podge and two houses joined together. I have to admit at not noticing enough of the historical buildings around, so thanks for the educationsmile

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