Whitehall, Cheam
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Tudor Timberframing
Whitehall is a Tudor timber-framed building

Whitehall was built around the year 1500 using local wood - mainly oak. You can still see today inside the building the original timber-frame. Over the years extensions were added to the building and the wood was in many cases plastered over. During the restoration of Whitehall prior to its opening as an historic house we removed most of this plaster so once again you can see not only the original structure of the house, but also the different types of joint - particularly the mortice and tenon joint - and the carpenters' marks on the beams.

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