Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

. The museum covers convert|50|acre|ha, with nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake.

The buildings at the museum were all threatened with destruction. They were carefully dismantled, conserved and rebuilt to their original form at the museum. These buildings help the museum bring to life the homes, farmsteads and rural industries of the last seven hundred years. Many buildings situated there are over four hundred years old, and still stand strong. Along with the buildings, there are "hands on" activities, like cooking, and weaving. The Museum is situated at Singleton, convert|7|mi|km north of Chichester, on the A286. The Weald and Downland Museum operates a number of yearly activities, including glass painting, and bonfire nights.

Buildings

Barn

The barn was originally built at Prior's Leaze Farm, Hambrook, Sussex in 1771.cite web | url = http://lionels.orpheusweb.co.uk/Singleton/HambBarn/HambkBarn.html| publisher = Lionel A Smith| title = Hambrook Barn (Sussex)| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] It has a timber frame of oak and elm clad with weatherboards and a roof thatched with reed. The barn houses an exhibition showing traditional building materials and building methods,cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/hambrook-18th-century-barn-agriculture.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Barn from Hambrook in Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] including displays on bricklaying, glass work, lead work, iron work, tiling and thatching.

Bayleaf barn

This timber framed barn dates fron 1536 and originally stood at Cowfold, Sussex. It forms a farmstead with Bayleaf farmhouse.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/bayleaf-16th-century-timber-framed-barn.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Bayleaf Farmstead - Barn From Cowfold in Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Bayleaf farmhouse

Bayleaf farmhouse is a timber framed Wealden hall house with a peg tile roof, dating from the early fifteenth century. The building has four rooms on the ground floor and two on the first floor.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Spring%202007/magazine-spring-2007-part2.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Bayleaf - a Wealden hall house from Chiddingstone, Kent| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The house has vertical shutters to some of the windows, and a garderobe on the first floor.cite web | url = http://lionels.orpheusweb.co.uk/Singleton/Homes/Bayleaf/BayLeaf.html| publisher = Lionel A Smith| title = Wealdon House "Bayleaf"| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] It was originally built at Ide Hill,cite web | url = http://www.historic-kent.co.uk/vill_i.html| publisher = Historic Kent| title = The Village of Ide Hill| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] Kent and was donated to the Museum in 1968 by the East Surrey Water Company as it was threatened with destruction by the creation of Bough Beech Reservoir.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/bayleaf-tudor-timber-framed-hall-house.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Bayleaf Farmstead from Kent| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The building was dismantled in the winter of 1968-69.

Brick drying shed

The brick drying shed was originally at Petersfield, Hampshire. it dates from the 18th century and houses an exhibition of traditional brickmaking.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/brick-drying-shed-18th-century.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Brick Drying Shed from Petersfield, Hampshire| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Carpenter's shop

The carpenter's shop was originally built at Windlesham, Surrey and dates from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/joiners-shop-19th-century-building-construction-exhibition.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Joiner's Shop from Witley and Carpenter's Shop from Windlesham, Surrey| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Cattle sheds

There are three open fronted cattle sheds at the museum. They originally stood at Goodwood, Kirdford and Lurgashall in Sussex and date from the eighteenth century .cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/cattle-shed-18th-century-agriculture.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Cattle Sheds from Lurgashall, Kirdford and Goodwood in Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Charcoal Burner's camp

The Charcoal Burner's camp shows the process of making charcoal. The kiln had to be watched whilst the charcoal was being produced, so the burner lived on-site in a hut.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/charcoal-burning.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Charcoal Burners Camp| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Court barn

Court barn dates from the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. It was originally built at Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. The building houses an exhibition on the use of lead in buildings and plumbing, stonemasonry and stained glass work.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/courtbarn-plumbing-glazing-masonry-exhibition.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Barn from Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The barn was dismantled in 1976 and re-erected at the museum in 1980. The work was funded by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/worshipful-company-of-plumbers-intro.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = The Worshipful Company of Plumbers| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Crane

The crane was made by John Smith Ltd of Keighley, Yorkshire in 1900 and originally installed at a farm in Alton, Hampshire. It is rated at 5 tons capacity and is worked by hand. It forms part of a reconstructed timber yard.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/timber-yard-crane-rack-saw.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Timber Yard| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Farmhouse

The farmhouse dates from the sixteenth century with extensions and alterations through to the twentieth century. It was originally built at Folkestone, Kent and was threatened by the construction of the Channel Tunnel. It was dismantled in 1992 and currently serves as the museum's shop and offices.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/longport-16th-century-kent-farmhouse.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Longport Farmhouse from Folkestone, Kent| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Granary

The granary was built in 1731 at West Ashling, Sussex. It has a timber frame filled with bricks and a thatched roof. The building measures convert|20|ft|m|2 square, which makes it one of the larger granaries. It is built on sixteen staddle stones as an anti-vermin measure.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/granary-18th-century-agriculture.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Granary From Littlehampton, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Gridshell

cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/gridshell/downland-gridshell.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Downland Gridshell| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Hall

construction, with brick walls and a thatched roof. The building was rescued in 1971. Photographs show that the house was extended to about double its original size but only the medieval section of the house was dismantled and re-erected at the museum.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Autumn%202006/magazine-autumn-2006-part2.htm#boarhunt| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Boarhunt Hall House and its origins| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The hall is about convert|17|ft|m|2 square in plan, with a service room on one end. The other end of the original building was lost due to various extensions and alterations over the centuries. The reconstructed building contains about 30% of the original timbers, which would normally prevent it's reconstruction. An exception has been made in this case as the surviving original timbers are well distributed, and its unique cruck frame construction.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-7-1976-spring.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = BASE CRUCK COTTAGE FROM BOARHUNT, EAST HAMPSHIRE| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Horse Whim

The horse whim is housed in an open fronted thatched shed that was originally at Charlwood, Surrey. It was used to raise water from a well. The horse whim was originally built at West Kingsdown, Kent. It was rescued by the museum in 1980cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/knatts-lane-horse-whim-construction-progress.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Horse Whim - Construction Progress| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] and re-erected at the museum in 2000.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/knatts-lane-horse-whim.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Horse Whim from West Kingsdown, Kent| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

House, Lavant

This house dates from the seventeenth century. It originally stood at Lavant, Hampshire. Externally it has been restored to its seventeenth century appearance, but it has a modern interior. The building is used as an education room for school and youth visits to the museum.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/lavant-17th-century-brickwork-house.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Building from Lavant, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

House, Walderton

The house was originally built at Walderton, Sussex. It has a timber frame dating from the fifteenth century, with flint external walls added in the seventeenth century. It has a thatched roof.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/walderton-17th-century-flint-brick-thatch-house.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = House from Walderton, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

House extension

This building was the rear extension of a house in Reigate, Surrey, added in the seventeenth century. It has two carved fireplaces and there are the remains of wall paintings. This building is not currently open to the public.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/reigate-17th-century-house-wall-paintings.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = House Extension from Reigate, Surrey| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Joinery shop

The joinery shop was originally built at Witley, Surrey and dates from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. It houses an exhibition on building construction.

Market Hall

, Hampshire. It has a lock-up on the ground floor and the first floor room served as the town council chamber.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/market-hall-17th-century.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Market Hall from Titchfield, Hampshire| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] When the Market Hall was dismantled and re-erected at the museum, it was the second time that had happened. The building had been moved from its original location in the centre of Titchfield to another site in the mid nineteenth century.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-1-1972-november.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = A NOTE ON TITCHFIELD MARKET HALL| accessdate = 2008-05-01]

Medieval house, North Cray

This medieval hall house was originally built at North Cray, Kent. It is timber framed with a peg tile roof. The external tinbers are painted red.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/northcray-medieval-hall-house.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Medieval House from North Cray, Kent| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Medieval house, Sole Street

This medieval hall house was originally built at Sole Street, Kent. It has a timber frame and peg tile roof. The building is used as a restaurant and tea room.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/solestreet-medieval-timber-frame-open-hall-house.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Medieval House from Sole Street, Kent| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Medieval shops

This building dates from the fifteenth century and houses a pair of shops. It was originally built at Horsham, Sussex. The three storey building has jettied upper floors. It is timber framed with a peg tile roof and peg tiles to the upper floors on at least one side. The upper floors serve as the museum's library and are not normally open to the public.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/shops-15th-century-medieval-jettied-smoke-bay.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Medieval Shops from Horsham, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Open shed

The open shed dates from the eighteenth century. It was originally built at Charlwood, Surrey. It served as a cart shed and also a saw shed.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/charlwood-wagon-shed.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Open Shed from Charlwood , Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The shed was dismantled in 1999] , the work being partly funded by the British Airports Authority. When it was reconstructed at the museum in 2000 the horse whim from West Kingsdown, Kent, was installed.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/charlwood-wagon-shed-construction-progress.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Open Shed from Charlwood| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Pendean farmhouse

showing the building at its original site showed that the chimney had not been reconstructed correctly. The chimney was rebuilt in January 2001 to a more accurate profile. The house is furnished as though it was still 1609.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Spring%202002/magazine-spring-2002-pendean.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Pendean - A farmhouse from Midhurst| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Poplar cottage

.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/poplar-cottage-construction.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Rebuilding Poplar Cottage - Introduction| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

;RebuildingWork on rebuilding the building began on 10 April 1999, the timbers having been prepared over the previous winter.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/poplar-cottage-construction-timber-frame-repair-erection.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Rebuilding Poplar Cottage - Repair and Re-erection of the Timber Frame| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The outside wall of the smoke bay was infilled with sandstone, whilst the rest of the building was infilled with wattle and daub. The roof was thatched.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/poplar-cottage-construction-thatch-wattle-and-daub.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Rebuilding Poplar Cottage - Infilling the frame| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Plumber's workshop

The plumber's workshop dates from the late nineteenth century and was originally built at Newick, Sussex. The upper floor served as a glazier's workshop.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/plumbers-workshop-plumbing.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Plumbers Workshop from Newick, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Pugmill house

This brick and stone built building was originally built at Redford, Sussex. It housed a horse powered pug mill which was used to prepare clay for brickmaking.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/pugmill-horse-clay-brickmaking.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Pugmill House from Redford, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

aw-pit shed

This nineteenth century shed was originally built at Sheffield Park, Sussex. It houses a range of tools used in the conversion of trees to finished timber.cite web | url =http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/saw-pit-shed-timber-conversion.htm | publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Saw-pit Shed from Sheffield Park, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

chool

This building dates from the nineteenth century, and was used as a school for educating poor children in the early part of that century. It was originally built at West Wittering and is of brick and flint construction with a tiled roof.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/wittering-village-school-19th-century.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = School from West Wittering, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

table

The stable dates from the mid eighteenth century and was originally built at Watersfield, Sussex. It is timber framed, clad in weatherboarding and has a peg tile roof. The building can house up to five horses or oxen.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/stable-draught-horses-18th-century-agriculture.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Stable from Watersfield, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

helter shed

The open fronted shelter shed was originally built at Coldwaltham, Hampshire.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/woodland-exhibition-cattle-shed-agriculture.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Shelter Shed| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

mithy

The smithy was built in the mid nineteenth century. It was originally at Southwater, Sussex.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/smithy-19th-century-smith-blacksmith.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Smithy from Southwater, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Treadwheel

The treadwheel dates from the early seventeenth century. It was probably not worked by a horse due to its size. The treadwheel is housed in a small timber framed building with a thatched roof and was originally built at Catherington, Hampshire.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/tread-wheel-house-well-17th-century.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Treadwheel from Catherington, Hampshire| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Toll cottage

The toll cottage is typical of those of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Originally built at Beeding, Sussex, on a road built in 1807. It has been set up with a recreated tollgate and milestone.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/toll-cottage19th-century-turnpike.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Toll Cottage from Beeding in Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Upper Hall

This building dates from the fifteenth century, with a long open room on the first floor which probably served as a communal meeting place. It was originally built at Crawley, Sussex. The building was threatened with demolition due to an extension to an office building. Of the original four bays, two complete bays remained, plus a third of another. Tho original building would have been some convert|36|ft|m|2 long. The original roof covering would have been Horsham Slab, which was replaced when the building was re-erected at the museum.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-7-1976-spring.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = THE JETTIED UPPER HALL FROM CRAWLEY | accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] Only the centre part of the present building is the original. The ends are modern reconstructions replicating contemporary practice. The building is used as a museum library and meeting place and is not normally open to the public.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/crawley-15th-century-timber-framed-hall.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Upper Hall from Crawley, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The Worshipful Company of Drapers donated £5,000 which was used to part-fund the dismantling and re-erection of the building at the museum.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-6-1975-autumn.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Recent Donations to the Museum | accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Wagon shed

The wagon shed dates from the eighteenth century. It was originally built at Wiston, Sussex.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/wagon-shed-cart-waggon-18th-century-agriculture.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Wagon Shed from Wiston, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Watermill

The watermill dates from the early seventeenth century, and was working until 1935. It is in working order and flour from the mill is sold in the museum shop. The mill was originally built at Lurgashall, Sussex.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/watermill-water-mill-millstone-17th-century.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Watermill from Lurgashall, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The mill was originally built to serve Petworth House and Park. At one time it may have been used in the grinding of bark for use in the tanning process.cite web | url = http://www.sussexmillsgroup.org.uk/lurgashall.htm| publisher = Sussex Mills Group| title = Lurgashall Watermill| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] In 1968, the derelict mill was damaged by floods, causing the millstones to fall through the rotting floors.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-1-1972-november.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = LURGASHALL MILL| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

The mill was originally powered by a tributary of the River Rother At one time the mill had two waterwheels, each working two pairs of millstones. A convert|12|ft|m|2 diameter overshot waterwheel from Colster's Mill, West Lavington, drives the two pairs of millstone, a sack hoist and flour dresser.cite web | url = http://lionels.orpheusweb.co.uk/Singleton/MillPump/WatMill.html| publisher = Lionel A Smith| title = Water Mill from Lurgashall, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The machinery in the mill was installed in 1911.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-8-1976-autumn.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = The Mill| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The mill was donated to the museum in 1973 and carefully dismantled. When the mill was dismantled, evidence was found of a previous use of the site as a Hammer mill.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-6-1975-autumn.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Lurgashall Mill and Lake Construction| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] Re-erection and restoration of the machinery took seven years.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Spring%202000/magazine%20march%2000%20watermill.htm#lurgashall%20mill| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Grist to LURGASHALL WATERMILL| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Whittaker's cottages

Whittaker's cottages are a pair of timber built cottages under a slate roof. They were originally built at Ashtead, Surrey. One cottage is furnished in nineteenth century style and the other is unfurnished to better show its construction.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/whittakers-19th-century-timber-frame-agriculture-cottage.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Whittaker's Cottages from Ashtead, Surrey| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Windpump

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The windpump is a hollow post mill that was built in the mid nineteenth century. It was originally at Pevensey, Sussexcite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/wind-powered-pump-windpump.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Windpump from Pevensey, Sussex| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] and was marked on an 1860 map.cite web | url = http://www.sussexmillsgroup.org.uk/corres.htm| publisher = Sussex Mills Group| title = Correspondence| accessdate = 2008-05-13 ] The windpump was re-erected at the museum in 1975.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-6-1975-autumn.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Windpump from Pevensey| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ]

Winkhurst kitchen

This sixteenth century building was originally part of a larger building at Sundridge, Kent. It is timber framed with a crown post roof.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/winkhurst-medieval-open-hall.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Winkhurst Tudor Kitchen from Sundridge, Kent| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The building dates from between 1492 and 1537. It was the first building acquired by the museum. Dismantled in 1968, it was re-erected at the museum at a site which later proved not to be suitable. It was decided that the building should again be dismantled and re-erected at another site within the museum, with modern extensions designed to allow the building to be better interpreted by visitors.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/winkhurst-reconstruction-introduction.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Relocation of Winkhurst Farm and Reinterpretation as a Tudor Kitchen - Introduction| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The building was dismantled in December 2001,cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/winkhurst-reconstruction-dismantling.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Relocation of Winkhurst Farm and Reinterpretation as a Tudor Kitchen - Dismantling the Building| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] and reconstructed for the second time between February and May 2002.cite web | url = http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Buildings%20and%20Exhibits/winkhurst-reconstruction-new-build.htm| publisher = Weald and Downland Open Air Museum| title = Relocation of Winkhurst Farm and Reinterpretation as a Tudor Kitchen - New Build| accessdate = 2008-05-01 ] The interior of the building has been re-created as a working Tudor kitchen.

Awards

The museum has won the following awards:-

* The National Heritage and Illustrated London News "Museum of the Year Award", 1975.cite web| url=http://www.wealddown.co.uk/Magazine/Old%20Magazines/magazine-6-1975-autumn.htm|publisher= Weald and Downland Open Air Museum|title=The Museum of the Year Award|accessdate=2008-05-01]

References

Links

* [http://www.wealddown.co.uk The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum Official Website]
* [http://www.windmillworld.com/millid/1827.htm Windmill World] page on Westham windpump.


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