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Harper Cottages, Ravensden

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Harper Cottages 

This row of thatched cottages sitting in a dip off Church Hill have for years been known as Harper Cottages because they were in the ownership of that family for many generations.

One of these was The Case is Altered Public House. A most unusual pub with an equally unusual name.

The cottages which were built around 1700 are timber framed with brick noggin.

It is said that one (or more) of them formed the village courthouse and lock up and after that the workhouse, prior to coming into use as a public house.