and Downland Museum
What the buildings of yesteryear used
to look like. This superb collection of buildings at the Downland Museum near Chichester
is very comprehensive. Many of them have had to be removed because of construction
work, then transported and reconstructed as they formerly where.
One can walk inside most of them. The
houses are especially worth seeing inside. No central heating except the hearth,
and lots of draughts, would like to live in one for a while to see what it was really
like. No TV or radio either or nipping down to Asda when the food runs low. No bath
or shower or toilet. You have to go outside. Survive ?!
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Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
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The Market Hall in the above 3 images dates from the seventeenth
century and was originally built at Titchfield in Hampshire. It
has a lock-up on the ground floor and the first-floor room
served as the town council chamber.
|it helped me with my homework
|I went to singleton museum and I thought it
was a great museum and greatly presented houses
|I've been there it is a very nice place to visit. Cameron,
Isle of Wight
|I own one!
|Colin - You
say that many of the buildings have had to be removed because of construction. In
fact, all have been removed because of construction, road widening / building or,
in at least one case, the building of a reservoir. It is museum policy only to remove
buildings from their original site as a last resort, when they will be destroyed
if not removed. They do a lot of training in building conservation and try to get
historic buildings preserved on their original sites, if possible.
|The buildings are less draughty inside than you might think. The windows are small
and can be covered by a lattice or a wooden shutter if the wind is from the direction.
At times, some of them can become quite stuffy with the fire going.
|Where are these houses
located. Some of them were interesting.?
Google Maps Location of Singleton
from the map and you will see
West Sussex, UK