Gravel Hill

9-11 Gravel Hill and 13 Gravel Hill. Nos 9 and 11 are now part of a modest Victorian terrace, but the façade hides a medieval timber-framed hall house of three bays with smoke-blackened roof timbers, which survive complete in the attic of No 11 with soot on the rafters, purlins, wind braces, and two crown-strut trusses. There are some indications that No. 7 was once part of the same group, but has been too much altered to ascertain this.

The Dendro Report of  2008 for 13 Gravel Hill provides the date of 1454 for the cross-wing at No. 13,  and as it was clearly added to the open hall ( 9 – 11) it provides the evidence for giving the hall an approximate, earlier date.

Grid Reference: SU75848256
Parish: Henley-on-Thames
Surveyed in: 2012
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: 0HY-GRA-009