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Dalderby, Teapot Hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall

This plan of Teapot Hall gives details of its structure and dimensions.

The main timbers do not have the appearance of traditional crucks.

The ground floor was about 19 feet square; the single first-floor bedroom about 19 x 9ft.

Survey drawing, twentieth century

Dalderby, teapot hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall

Teapot Hall, Dalderby (TF 252 665) is a much-quoted example of a very simple cruck-framed cottage structure.

However, as M W Barley points out, its sloping walls would have denied headroom and are uncharacteristic of a cruck-framed cottage.

He concludes that it was not a genuine survival of a primitive tradition but was most likely built in the nineteenth century.

Unfortunately it was burned down in 1945 to celebrate VJ Day!

J D Wheeldon

Dalderby, cruck-framed cottage,
Dalderby, Teapot Hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall

A pre-war photograph of this unique building.

Tiles cover the sloping side walls below the low thatched roof.

The front wall appears to be constructed in traditional mud and stud.

Dalderby,
Dalderby, Teapot Hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall
Dalderby, Teapot Hall

View from the south-east of this well known Lincolnshire curiosity.

Pre-World War newspaper photograph

Dalderby, Tea Pot Hall
Dalderby, War Memorial
Dalderby, War Memorial
Dalderby, War Memorial

The war memorial at Dalderby was designed and sculpted by Tuttell & Son of Lincoln in honour of the men of the hamlet who joined the army in 1914.

It was unveiled by General Sir William Robertson on 4 October 1916.

Dalderby had a population of only 42 and of the 13 eligible men 11 joined the army.

Advertising card, printed by Ruddocks of Lincoln, c.1920

Dalderby, war memorial