I like the fact that the lintel of the cottage on the left, dated 1910 (a replacement lintel on an older building), was carved to match the 1684 lintel on the right, though the format's odd.
The convention was for the first initials of a married couple to lie below their surname initial; Oak Cottage was occupied by William Carter (or William Cabus) and his wife, so 'C' is the uppermost letter. However, Bumblehole was occupied by Charles Morley Saunders. The intention may have been for Saunders to claim some ancestral connection.
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