This Grade II* listed building is thought to be the oldest residential house in North Lincolnshire. The front section is part of what was a single house incorporating 47, 49, and 51 Fleetgate, possibly dating from 1325. A major extension was started around 1425 when a large oak-framed hall was built on the rear of the north, and which is now number 51.
The house was open from the floor to the crown post roof, which was originally thatched. There would have been an open fire in the middle of the floor, with smoke escaping through louvres in the thatch. During the 17th century the chimney stack was added.
The property was later split into three houses and number 51 was bought by the Clipson family and opened as a barber shop and tobacconist in 1908. The Clipson family did not alter the interior, which remains much the same today as it would have done in 1900.
51 Fleetgate, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5QD
Address: 51 Fleetgate, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5QD
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