Potton Building Surveys
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Don’t buy a problem, buy a survey
We are independent chartered surveyors and will offer you advice on your property problems and can carry out a building survey on your prospective purchase; whether it is residential or for business use.
Why we always recommend having an independent building survey
Always have an independent building survey, as this will pinpoint any property problems. Caveat emptor means buyer beware and is why you need to have a building survey to find out if there are any problems within the property; the estate agent certainly will not advise you of any.
Remember the independent building Surveyor that you employ will be the only person working for you with your interests at heart.
Potton is a Bedfordshire town and civil parish right in the heart of Bedfordshire, 10 miles away from Bedford. The first known facts that have come from Potton are from a grant of land between Ramsey Abbey and the Saxon Aelfhelm. ‘Potone’ (as Potton was previously known as) was recorded to have 18 villagers, 13 smallholders, 3 serfs and 2 freemen. This information can be found in the Doomsday book (1086).
Potton has a close community feel, with many services and amenities available to the local residents. Potton has a range of emergency services, which includes an ambulance service, a fire brigade, as well as a police service.
Potton educational facilities
Potton also has an array of different educational facilities, such as Potton pre-school, Baptist Church for toddlers, and the Potton Federation, just to name a few.
The town also has many different churches; St Mary’s, Vineyard church and the Baptist church etc. St Mary’s church is a stunning building, that has beautiful panorama views over the whole of Potton.
History of Potton
Like many places in England, the Bedfordshire town of Potton has an extensive and fascinating history behind it.
In 1237 Potton was actually divided by inheritance, into four manors. These four manors were; Potton Burdetts, Potton Rectoria, Potton Regis and Potton Much Manured. The four manors were eventually recombined between 1544 and 1637.
History of Potton’s buildings
Potton used to be an old market town, meaning there are many old and fascinating buildings in the area. These buildings have timber frames, which are known to have stemmed from the late Medieval/ early Tudor times.
The great fire of Potton
One of the most fascinating events that has occurred in the town of Potton is the ‘Great fire of Potton’, that took place in 1783. The fire started in a field, caused by a clover stack owned by a local farmer. The fire ruined King Street and half of the Market Square.
The fire meant that many houses had to be rebuilt, hence the many Georgian buildings in the town.
Our good, bad and ugly house surveys!
Our buildings surveys have been developed over many years, to give you a tailor made, easy to read survey. We have listened to feedback from our clients and amended and altered our house survey reports and the key factors. We believe that our surveys are the best money can buy as they are easy to understand written in plain English with an Executive Summary of all the key property problems we find during our house survey, in our survey section known as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.