The house was originally built without chimneys.

A fire would have been lit in the open hall with a hole in the roof to let the smoke out. A central place to keep the family and animals warm. Here you can clearly see the three bays, with the upper floor on the east end of the house.



Brick chimneys were added later along with the addition of the upper floors to the west of the house. The external chimney, built to heat the lower east room was a later addition.


The stack is now at an acute angle so that it meets the earlier brick stack at a point below the roof apex.


The external stack built to heat the lower east room, is topped by a diamond shaped chimney.

This stack was probably built in the 17th century. Closer study reveals repair, and the differing sizes of brick may suggest a later rebuild of the chimney.