The 19th century cottage that time forgot edging closer to completion

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Building a house can be quite time consuming – just ask John Hyde-Trutch, who has spent the past three decades working on one.

Way back in 1977, the Chiltern Open Air Museum, of which Mr Hyde Trutch is the buildings manager, dismantled an early 19th century cottage in Haddenham, with the aim of reassembling it as an attraction at their site.

Haddenham Croft Cottage at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Haddenham Croft Cottage at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Number 8, The Croft, is steeped in history itself, particularly because the wychert clay it is made from is unique to the area.

 

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