Trail location - The Old Port Road

This is a mixture of lane and footpath, now called Hollands Lane, which takes you past two ancient houses - Leeches and Canons. Leeches, originally Beeches, is first recorded in 1647 and was a yeoman's cottage on a mixed arable/cattle farm. The sloping roof indicates a typical "hall" house - a dwelling with just one main living space - an indication that the building is older than mid-17th century. Canons is a 17th century yeoman farmer's house in the west part of Hollands Lane, and is notable for its timber framing. The house is listed in the 1612 will of Thomas Canon, who left £10 for the poor in his will - a large sum at that time.

This location is on the following trail: