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Title: Will 1738 - West Riding
Post by: karen58 on Wednesday 13 October 21 21:20 BST (UK)
Hi
I would really appreciate help with the 7th word?

The line reads: the Barn, the Shippon, the Out ?, the Dye House

The testator is a Clothier is that helps.

Cheers Karen
Title: Re: Will 1738 - West Riding
Post by: goldie61 on Wednesday 13 October 21 21:42 BST (UK)
Can you post a bigger clip for comparison of letters please Karen.
At first it looks like 'shed', but unless he does different 'e's and 'd's in this one word to the rest of them in this little clip, that looks highly unlikely.
Plus there's no 't' at the end of a word in this little clip to compare that last letter with.

Added:
According to this dictionary, an 'outshut' is
Outshut A subsidiary range parallel and contiguous to the main range of a building, and with a roof of single pitch.
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/northants/vol6/pp177-179#p68

Might  fit
Title: Re: Will 1738 - West Riding
Post by: karen58 on Wednesday 13 October 21 22:39 BST (UK)
Hi goldie61

Thank you for your help.

Attached are 2 words ending in t and a word with a u.

Looking at them, I think you are right and the word is outshut.

Thank you for the link

Here is a link to Heritage Gateway which describes a building at Ludlow as having a brick outshut.

https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=MSA37147&resourceID=1015

Cheers
Karen
Title: Re: Will 1738 - West Riding
Post by: goldie61 on Wednesday 13 October 21 23:04 BST (UK)
The 't's at the end of the words in the new clips are a good match, so it indeed does look like 'outshut'.
Title: Re: Will 1738 - West Riding
Post by: karen58 on Wednesday 13 October 21 23:20 BST (UK)
Thanks goldie61  ;D