An Elizabethan mud and stud cottage situated at the gateway to the Lincolnshire Wolds. The cottage is thatched with internal oak framing and a rare mud and stud smoke shaft. The tour includes a 'hands on' thatching display led by resident thatcher, Andrew Bramley.
The cottage retains layers of ancient reeds and marsh grass visible inside the roof space. A good layer of thatch was essential to protect the unbaked clay walls and timber frame. Mud and stud was a local method spanning several centuries and was even taken to Jamestown Virginia by early settlers from Lincolnshire. Here evidence of buildings similar in design to White Cottage have been found. The tour offers a chance to explore the cottage and garden and to find out more about its construction and history.
Tickets £12 including tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits