At Dinton, near Aylesbury, Sir George Gilbert Scott designed a parsonage for the Reverend John Harrison in 1836. It had a symmetrical layout and appears like a typical picturesque cottage ornée of the late Regency period, with rendered walls, thatched roofs, mullioned windows and Tudor style chimneys. The remarkable thing about the building was that Scott followed a local tradition of mud or cob building, which was usually reserved for humble structures such as barns or walls. Harrison’s house was very large, costing over £5,000, and was claimed to be the largest cob house in Europe.