Cogan House (now Zizzi's restaurant) (page 5 - upstairs)

13th century building, formerly a Hospital for the poor, with wonderful woodcarvings

Background | More detailed early history | Woodcarvings 1 | Woodcarvings 2 | Upstairs | Other features


Moving upstairs to the first floor. Above you can se the stairway and the first floor. If you turn round you can see a wonderful Priest's Hole (photo below) used to hide from religious persecution. The stairs down are behind the open door.


Looking up at the oak ceiling - apparently a King Post (the central post which supports the roof) remains in the attic, away from view.

Below, a nice joint, and the beautiful old door to the kitchen.

Below: above the front part of the building are some store rooms. Then we have more stairs (see below) up to the attic, which I was not allowed to see, as apparently the floors are not too safe!


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