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Many cottages have a timber frame or substantial supports. Most would have been thatched at some time. Clay tiles were made locally at some expense and during the Canal era Slate woould have been brought in from Wales *** Local Caption *** Timber played a large part in th early buildings in Hendred. Such stone as there was locally ws Chalkstone or a form of hard Clay stone.Subsatntail timber was used to support this. Some is over 500 years ol.