The house at the end of my road… I love the fact that the tree has had to ‘go with what it was given’!
Built probably in the 1400s it has an oak* tree growing just under its overhang that has been forced to grow round it and so has a distinct bend in the trunk. The house itself is probably several houses – from another angle you can see how the middle part of it is just built against the taller foreground part.
Colchester is full of these timber-framed buildings. We had a business in the town that had a room where the original outside wall of the public house next door was clearly visible. There are also a number of houses/offices/restaurants where they have been built against the original Roman wall – why build a wall when there is a perfectly good one there already!