Bailiffs' Room

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External appearance from courtyard
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Masonry at base - Lias limestone
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Access is via a 1950 staircase inserted below the Carver staircase above. Access to the Bailiffs' Room is via a door on the right of the half-landing.
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The Bailiffs' Room. The width is approximately 17ft (5200mm), depth a little greater. Height to collar is 11ft 2in (3400mm).
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South wall showing jointing of cruck with cross-member of end wall
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Joint to end wall timbering
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The repaired west cruck, treated with red ochre in linseed oil, which was an excellent match with traces of red pigment found on the cruck at its lower part when first exposed.
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Principal cruck left hand view, showing motise ut for lateral timber to wall
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South wall. This leans towards the south and becomes buried in the wall just before the collar.
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South wall
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South wall. There is a doorway, now blocked, to the left, which has resulted in alterations above. The new timbering is not quite right, as the line of the post should meet with the descending cruck frame which has been truncated by the inserted horizontal piece
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East principal cruck, showing remaining mortice and pegs, with new timber below. Beyond is a smaller timber inserted presumably as a replacement for the purlin
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East wall and part of ceiling
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Upper parts looking east
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Note the distance piece (16in) between the northern cruck and the outer wall and different ceiling joist above.
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