We have maintained contact with the couple who sold us Coneysthorpe. On Sunday, we had a lovely visit from the wife and daughter. They brought us photos of when they moved Coneysthorpe from its original home in Mangaweka, which is about 90 minutes to the north of where the house stands today.
The roof of the house was removed and the building chain sawed in half for transportation, then reassembled on the new site.
We must be the only owner of a house, half of which was once pulled over and given a speeding ticket. Evidently, at one point on the journey, the rig carrying that part of the house snuck over the speed limit and was greeted by a lady police officer who promptly fined the driver!
Getting the house over our local bridge involved raising the building on hydraulics in order for it to clear the posts on the bridge.