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THE HONEY HOUSE
Point of Interest No. 5. This position in the High Street is possibly a good position from which to let your eyes run along the roofline all the way down the High Street (on either side). The fact that there are few adjacent houses at precisely the same height is most noticeable and today this certainly adds to the considerable charm of the town. Also, no major houses are exactly alike, and what could be described as almost a mansion can stand ‘cheek by jowl’ with a small cottage! Or, in other words, where the lace dealers and shoe manufactorers lived literally next door to their lace and shoe workers!
Then glance down the entrance to Berrill’s Court (to the left of the 'fish & chip' shop - No 15 Market Place) where many of the lacemakers lived in small thatched cottages.
Continue walking back to the Market Place and pause at Berrill's Court (Point of Interest No. 6). Berrill’s Court (next to the Chemist’s shop – No 14 Market Place) where many of the lacemakers lived in small thatched cottages
This point of interest is part of the tour: A Lace Trail around Olney (Revised)