Building record 0675400000 - The Kya, Piddington Road, Ludgershall


Building survey of mid 16th century witchert cottage called The Kya, demolished in 2002.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • (Former Type) HOUSE (16th Century to 19th Century - 1569 AD to 1899 AD) + Sci.Date


Building recording and a watching brief was carried out by Oxford Archaeology in 2002 before and during demolition of 'The Kya', a small witchert-built cottage with thatched roof. The single storey cottage had 2 ground floor rooms and an attic, with a ?C19 extension to the rear and a C20 front porch. A former extension to the southwest (not clear if this was original or a later extension) had been replaced by a C20 extension which had destroyed all traces of the former extension. Dendrochronological dating of 7 oak rafters and 2 oak purlins produced a felling date in early spring or summer 1569 and it is suggested that the cottage was built in 1569 or shortly after. See report for detail (B1).

Sources (3)

  • <1>SBC19824 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeology. 2002. The Kya, Ludgershall: Historic Buildings Recording and Watching Brief.
  • <2>SBC19152 Unpublished document: Oxford Archaeological Unit. 2000. Land Adjacent to Kya House, Piddington Rd., Ludgershall: Archaeological Evaluation Report.
  • <3>SBC22686 Digital archive: Vernacular Architecture Group. 2000 onwards. Vernacular Architecture Group: Dendrochronology Database. VA vol 34, p109.


Grid reference SP 65774 17804 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish LUDGERSHALL, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Building Recording and watching brief (Ref: LUKH02) (EBC16149)

Record last edited

Oct 4 2007 2:22PM

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