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The Independent Online
IN HER article 'Wooden heart of Old England' (Review, 26 June) Caroline McGhie credits me with having done the pioneering work on dating timber-frame buildings in Essex. In fact all the credit should go to Cecil Hewett and his followers who, over the past 25 years, have done so much valuable work recording and re-dating these fascinating and wonderfully inventive structures.

It has been my great privilege and joy to have been able to repair some of the many buildings that they have investigated and in some cases actually discovered.

James Boutwood, Thaxted, Essex

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