A Thatched Oak Frame Town Hall in Grimbouville, France



This oak frame thatched building is almost 600 years old. It's the town hall (Mairie) of Saint Sulpice de Grimbouville in France. It was originally built in the nearby town of Selles, 12Km away, in 1420 by English carpenters during the Hundred Years War. In 1996 it was threatened with demolition but saved by the people of Saint Sulpice de Grimbouville along with three other cottages. You can see a selection of other natural homes going back 900 years including the oldest continuously inhabited house in Europe.