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Maison à colombage

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Prendre la rue du vieux puits en direction de la mairie et de l’église. Puis, prendre la rue à droite de l’église. Faire 50 mètres pour arriver devant l’ancien prieuré.

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Half-timbered house
Atypical architecture for French Vexin



From a small farm...

A study of the Napoleonic land register of 1825 tells us that on the site of this dwelling there was once a small village farm. The date of "1671" is engraved on the rear wall. In the heart of the village, a long building ran along the street with a courtyard behind and a small barn. This configuration shows that subsistance farming went on here; one building was used as a dwelling and the other for storing crops and equipment. These small farms were very common; they structured the layout of the villages and the division of building plots. They were the first to be converted into housing in the nineteenth century and especially in the twentieth century. a town house

In the first half of the twentieth century, work began on gradually transforming the old farm, converting it into an interesting Anglo-Norman building, which contrasts with the traditional buildings in the village centre. The building is part gable wall and part drainpipe wall aligned to the road. With three storeys, it is taller than the neighboring houses, which often have only one floor. The walls are made of gritstone at ground level and then with rendered rubblestone framed by painted wooden timbers. The openings are of particular interest: the front door with transom, the bow window on the second floor, the bull’s eye window protected by a vast triangular canopy covered with slate tiles...

The decoration is also carefully conceived, including the geometric patterns formed by the bricks of the bow window supported by wooden angle braces, the finials and the weathervane on top of the roof forming a pavillion. Everything about this house reveals an architectural style that reflects the wealth and reputation of its builders.





by Expression Nomade