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16 Edmund Street, moving of
Edmund Street, Exeter, Devon
associated engineer
Messrs Pynford
date  December 1961
era  Modern  |  category  Building  |  reference  SX918922
ICE reference number  HEW 794
At this address, a Grade II listed, c1430 three-storey timber framed house was moved from the path of the new inner city ring road. It was moved 100 yards up the street to its present site, a first for a house of this age.
The building is about 20 sq ft in plan and has a pitched roof, laid with slate. Each of its floors overhangs the one below.
The entire structure was encased in 10 tons of timber used as struts and bracing. It was then lifted and moved over two days, using hydraulic jacks and winches. It only spent four and half hours actually moviing - the rest of the time was needed to make fine adjustments to the jacks.
reference sources   CEH South

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