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A half-timbered cottage in Kent. The steep tiled roof was probably once thatched.

From a water-colour drawing by Mrs. Allingham, R.W.S.

The image is also marked “by permission of Mrs. Lionel Beddington.”

Helen Allingham died more than 70 years ago, so the painting would be out of copyright, even if the book were not already out of copyright.


144 x 189mm (5.7 x 7.4 inches)

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Added by Rod Holt on Mon Mar 24 03:11:34 2008

The house in the picture is now called six bells cottage but at the time the picture was painted it was a Pub called the sixbells....... you can see the sign over the two figures in the doorway. The building is considerably smaller now (after a fire) and the exposed timbers have been plastered over in the last hundred years....It would never have been thatched, not in Kent, the tiles would probably have been made locally.......I know this because 50 years ago i was born in this house, and spent the first five years of my life there......



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