The gable end of this 17th century cottage in Hoby Leicestershire displays three traditional building techniques.
Local stonework has been used to form a supporting plinth. The shallow foundations (or “footings”) are most probably built of the same material.
The structure above is then built around a box shaped timber frame. The infill panels are exquisitely finished in what is known as herringbone patterned brickwork (such patterning is common in the polished woodblock flooring of many ground floors in older homes).