Hurlands is a Grade II listed, oak framed 4 bay hall house built at the end of the 15thCentury, in approximately 1490, during the reign of Henry VII. Hurlands and its environment have seen great change in the last 500 years.
The original house is of queen post construction built with two open bays and smoke holes through a thatched roof, with no chimney.
The chimney was added 100 year later as was the first floor for the main east bay, and the bricks were probably formed using local clay from what is now the pond just below the main drive entrance. At the same time the roof was probably changed from the original thatch to the clay tiles you can see today.
Over the years much of the oak frame on the south side of the ground floor has rotted and been replaced by more modern timbers, whereas the more protected north and east sides remain largely intact.