Weald and Downland Museum

In February 2005, we went to the Weald and Downland living museum.

Each of these thumbnails here are a link to the large photo. 

The Lugarshall mill, used to grind flour using water power.  (276kb) The working waterwheel of the mill. (469kb) The raceway carrying water to the the top of the waterwheel. (458kb)


The working mechanism inside the mill(195kb) The stained glass exhibit began with information on glaziers. (196kb)


Information on the cost of glazier work in 1818. (173kb)
Information on the lead calmes (which surround the glass). (165kb) Stained glass, (or even plain lead encased windows) begins with cutting the glass. (264kb)


A layout pattern for the glass. (187kb)
Information on glazing's second step, putting the glass into the calmes.  (281kb)


The layout patter partially filled with glass and lead calmes. (219kb)
Info on glazing's third step, soldering the lead and waterproofing. (290kb) The layout pattern filled with glass, and soldered lead calmes. (239kb)


An exhibit of the tools used to paint or stain glass. (170kb)
Info on the difference between painting and staining glass. (250kb)


Information on making colored glass. (196kb) A display of glazier's work area. (221kb)
A view of the collection of Downland buildings. (174kb) The town hall with the central market underneath. (256kb)


The end of the town hall. (244kb)
A typical 15th century building with two shops on the bottom floor.  (251kb)


Information on an original 15th century medieval house (the North Cray House) (139kb) The open hall with a central hearth. (132kb)
The upper levels of the open hall. (154kb)


The stairs in one of the service rooms. (281kb)


The entrance to the service chamber. (158kb)


Information on the changes in the house. (220kb) Information on why the timbers of the North Cray House are painted red. (165kb)


An information panel on Bayleaf Hall (256kb) Information on who might have lived at Bayleaf Hall.  (262kb) Information on the Bayleaf medieval farmstead project. (244kb)


Information on the house, and some of the furniture in Bayleaf Hall. (321kb)


More information on decorations in Bayleaf Hall. (334kb) Details on the layout of Bayleaf Hall. (301kb)
The parlour in Bayleaf Hall (with reproduction furniture) (180kb)


Another shot, with more of the roof beams visible (343kb) A reproduction panel chest. (210kb)
A reproduction hutch chest. (148kb) Another view of the hutch chest with a bench/stool in front of it.  (194kb)


The top of the four poster bed. (131kb)
A shot of the curtain rods and hangers. (103kb) A shot of two curtain rods meeting at the corner post. (152kb)


The bed and curtains without a flash. (275kb)
The bed and curtains with flash. (292kb) An information panel on 'treen' (wooden household objects), pottery, and brass and iron objects. (373kb)


Information on cupboards and pewter objects in Bayleaf Hall. (280kb)
Information on trestles, tables, and stools. (286kb) Information on how the medieval garden would be laid out. (381kb)


Information on the purposes the garden served. (346kb)
Information on tools used for harvesting and threshing. (337kb) Information on the landscape around Bayleaf Hall, and medieval beehives and carts. (354kb)


Information on the original layout of the Bayleaf medieval buildings. (303kb)
The outside of the medieval part of Winkhurst (the Tudor kitchen) (226kb)


Information on Winkhurst. (202kb) Two cooks, working away in the authentically smoky kitchen. (185kb)
The bread oven. (222kb) The other end of the kitchen, a little less smoky, is a storage place for jars, jugs, and other vessels. (175kb) More information on Winkhurst. (146kb)

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