Looking Through the Squint

I’ve had a really lovely weekend, full of creativity and sunshine. Yesterday I went to a National Trust property just over the border in Kernow – Cornwall. They say that Cotehele probably originated around 1300 but most of the building took place in the late 15th century. I’ll post some more photos later but meanwhile here’s a little squint. A squint is a small peephole built into a wall, so that that owner could look down on other rooms to check what people were up to, they were often added in mediaeval times. At Cotehele this on looks down on the Great Hall.

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11 thoughts on “Looking Through the Squint

  1. So – you can’t trust anybody and never could? I wonder if the people down in the Great Hall knew about the squint – judging by your pictures, it seems like it would be very inconspicuous from their side.

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