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Mafeking Cottage, Church End

History of Mafeking Cottage

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: Mafeking Cottage … has timber framed walls faced with modern rendering and thatched roofs.  The SW half with a projecting first floor is of the 16th century; the NE half may be a slightly later addition; the two were once separate dwellings. A 19th century cottage joins on the SW… No original doorways or windows survive. Inside  are chamfered ceiling beams on the ground floor and exposed wall-posts with enlarged heads on the upper floor. Two of the doors are old, one of planks, the other incorporating panelling of c. 1600.

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