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Answers to Quiz 2

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Here are the answers…

1. In what year was Bridge Cottage saved from demolition by the Uckfield & District Preservation Society and Uckfield Town Council? 1983

2. Bridge Cottage is currently heated with under floor heating which is driven by a? Ground Sourced Heat Pump  

3. Bridge Cottage is a Grade II listed building.

4. The Cottage was first built as a Wealden Hall House. The main living room was the central hall, which would have been completely open from floor to ceiling with a central open hearth. Light and smoke were controlled by shutters on a large, unglazed bay window, extending the full height of the wall up to the eaves.

5. Originally, the Northern section of the house was known as the solar.

6. Renovation work on the Cottage began in September of what year? 2014

7. Which features of Bridge Cottage lead us to believe that the original owners were relatively wealthy and of local importance? The house is larger than a standard Wealden hall house and the timberwork is of a high quality.

8. From 1660 until the early 18th century the Cottage and its farmlands were rented by which family? The Colgate family. In 1713 Thomas Mitchell (the owner) sold the Cottage to Henry Colgate, the current tenant from that family.

9. In what century did Bridge Cottage became separated from Bridge Farm? 19th Century  

10. The earliest record of a windmill at Nutley appears in the Manor of Duddleswell Court Book dated 20th May 1836.

11. UDPS commissioned a dendrochronological survey (tree ring dating) of Nutley Mill which concluded that the main-post came from a tree felled between 1533 and 1565. 

12. Mr Tony Turner became enthusiastically interested in the fate of Nutley Windmill and, with rising local interest, he called a public meeting in Uckfield which saw the creation of Uckfield and District Preservation Society in October of what year? 1968