The so-called 'Wealden House' is a variant of the late medieval english yeomen farmhouse which was common from the late 14th century until the beginning of the 16th century. Its name comes from the southern English region of the Weald, where it was most common as a farmhouse. However, it was also a well-known type of building in towns all around England.
Its exterior has a very distinct shape, defined by the central open hall and the two-storeyed ends to both sides of it. However, the interior arrangement can vary quite a bit, depending on the wealth of the builder and the use of the end rooms, which all can affect small things like position of windows, doors and stairs.
Wealden houses emerged out of the earlier great halls of barons and rich landowners at the end of the 14th century. Their decorative treatment, such as details of the roof constructions were always a bit lagging behind the standards set by the buildings of the very richest, but they were still regarded as a symbol of quite some prestige in late medieval England.
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