Its nice to come accross such delights. The customer asked for a survey of these windows and I was suprissed at their condition some areas require a bit of attention particulary on the Oriel window which has a established mini forest of foilage hanging down. This will have to be removed.
Repairs were undertaken in the 1950s and you can see the ‘slips’ put into place where rot or damage has occured.
With a build date of around 1550 these windows made from English Oak stand as testimant to the durable caracteristics of timber and in particular Oak windows.
I was informed that the leaded glass dates from the mid 1600s. It could be the case that prior to the instalation of the leaded lights oiled cloth may have been used as a weather proof curtain which was the case in many buildings of that period.