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Summary : The sugar refinery factory of Valentin Ord and Nagle incorporated the remains of three timber-framed buildings dating from the late 15th century. The best preserved of these is the known as the "Brotherhood House", it is a two storey, close studded timber framed building, which was formerly jettied on the side overlooking the car park of the Bull Inn.
There are insufficient surviving details to ascertain the layout of the groundfloor but the first floor consisted of a large hall, The building belonged to the Guild of St Margaret and St Catherine the Virgins, this was a religious and charitable organisation whose purpose was took look after the souls of members whilst they were alive and to provide a chantry priest, later two, to care for their souls after death.
The guild probably held it's meetings in the hall but it is unlear what the groundfloor was used for. Religious guilds were also disbanded at the Dissiolution of the Monasteries and the building became part of the Bull Inn. The wing atached to the southwest end of the guild house is of earlier date, it was also a two storey jettied building, though only two bays of the roof structure and some fragments of the timber framing now survive. The third timber framed building is incorporated into the offices of Valentin Ord and Nagle, only one bay of a timber framed jettied building now survives.
By all three of the timber framed buildings were in use by the Bull Inn. In wall paints showing a heron standing on one leg and a cat standing on two legs playing a fiddle were removed from the smaller first floor chamber of the guild house, these paintings were typical of those used in the second half of the 17th century to decorate inns. In the medieval buildings were sold to the Elgan Syndicate who produced brewers sugar and the site was used for the production of glucose. Some restoration of the buildings was undertaken in More information : 15th century building, originally a chantry house.
Frontage built Timber framed construction, with cross wings. The south side is of th century. To the road end is an office addition of The timber framing has brick nogging and stucco infill.
The steep gable end roof are tile and also later corrugated iron. The premises is now occupied by Valentine Ord and Nagles factory.Dating in fenny stratford
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