The Bull, Watton-at-Stone
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The pub was a Grade 2 listed building dating back to the C15 which was burnt out to first floor level.
As part of the restoration works the pub was stripped back, lifting floors etc. and remnants of a much earlier building were located dating back to C11 or C12. These remnants were carefully preserved below the replaced floor structure.
The restoration used a mixture of traditional softwood timber and oak framings. By careful investigation of the burnt trusses the construction details were reproduced as closely as possible.
While doing the repairs we also used some innovative design to enable a timber post to be omitted at ground floor opening up one of the bar areas.
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