House of Grace
The Monday Photo
This Elizabethan house is in Horn Street, right in the middle of Winslow. It’s just a few yards from the Market Square.
It’s one of the oldest buildings in the town, and has the typical Tudor jettied first floor, so that if you walk along the pavement the upstairs is above your head.
The house isn’t as small as it first seems; it was enlarged in the 18th Century, and you can see part of the extension on the right of the photo. The 16th Century part of the house was originally thatched; you can tell by the steepness of the roof.
This timbered framed building belonged to the local Grace family for about a century, and the last one of the family here was Arthur Grace.
He used to paint the outside of this house and the other buildings he owned in this block, with ornate designs and bright colours. I remember seeing him doing a repaint in the 1970s.
This block of houses stands on what used to be part of the Market Square, and in the 18th Century was known as The Buttermarket.
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