Old houses in Cowfold
Capons has a hall of two bays, perhaps of the late 13th century; it appears to have had north and south aisles that were removed in the 15th century when the western solar wing was added. The eastern bay of the hall was floored in the 16th century, when a medieval building was brought from elsewhere and added on the south-east. The house also has a 14th or 15th century double barn.
Swains has a main range which was possibly rebuilt c. 1600 on a late medieval plan, and the subsidiary north-east wing, which may have been the kitchen, has a late medieval crown-post roof.
Parkgate is a small 15th-century hall house, enlarged to north and south and divided into two cottages; its medieval barn was removed to another site in 1984.
Godshill, burnt down in 1966, had an aisled hall and two cross wings.
Crateman's appears to contain some medieval walling but is mainly an early 17th century house with moulded and chamfered ceiling beams of relatively high quality; on the upper floor the two transverse walls have long S braces which are placed to allow for a passage along the north side.
Goodyers, Long House, Wallhurst, Oakendene, Kings, Woldringfold, Brownings, Gervaise, Parkminster, and Gratwicke were the centres of estates. In the later 14th century Lydford was recorded as an estate and people were recorded whose surnames were later used for the farmhouses called Drewitts and Trenchmores.
Other buildings have retained medieval features.
John Bull's House, formerly Homelands, includes a two-bayed hall of the late 14th or early 15th century, part of a two-centred doorway surviving on the north side; the house, which once extended further west, was enlarged to the east and given a crown-post roof in the early 16th century, and at about the same time a detached hall of two bays, perhaps a kitchen or a separate dwelling, was built c. 10 ft. south of the original hall, the space between being filled with a chimney in the 17th century.
Mockford incorporates a late medieval house of four bays with part of the screens passage surviving at the west end.
Pict's Cottages, formerly Pict's Farm and possibly the house of the Pick family recorded in the 15th and 17th centuries, comprises a larger, northern building of three bays with formerly a central open hall which extended under an upper room at the south end and may have had a smoke bay against the gable end; aligned with that building but originally detached from it is a smaller-scale two-bayed hall or kitchen with a smoke-blackened roof.