The House that Moved
House that Moved
An entire 16th century Tudor house in Exeter is moved on rollers to make way for an inner by-pass.
This fascinating black & white film from 1961 shows the ingenious engineering required to move an entire 16th century Tudor house. Now known as 'The House that Moved' - the timber framed building was hauled on rollers to make way for a new inner by-pass.
The film includes various shots of the house as it is lifted onto rollers and manoeuvred inch by inch up the street. The footage includes an interview with the man in charge of the operation.
Most of the film has no soundtrack. The film ends with a shot of the house in its new location.
last updated: 20/02/2008 at 12:08