Edmund Earley's Tombstone

Edmund Earley's Tombstone

Buried here in 1770, aged 31, Edmund Earley was one of a quarrelsome family of wealthy gentlemen horse dealers and brewers who were involved with the Royal Stag and the Barker Bridge House Trust. Edmund's father had been the pub’s landlord but caused a...
House Histories

House Histories

Our newest project is all about helping you to find out about the history of your own house. If you live in one of Datchet’s very old houses you may find that Janet Kennish has already researched the history of the building and the people who have lived i...
Tree-Ring Dating Old Houses

Tree-Ring Dating Old Houses

Timber-framing is an ancient way of building with posts and beams cut directly from felled trees to make a framework which can stand by itself. The walls were then made solid by filling in the frame with cheap and light materials. Datchet has around...