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How to know if timbers supporting floor need work?

Has it held the floor up for (perhaps) 150 years? Then it works. Welcome to "Living in vernacular architecture." The ones that didn't work fell down. While it might not meet modern standards ...
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How to know if timbers supporting floor need work?

As @crip659 commented, they look too small and too far apart to be holding a floor. If this were at a modern house (<70 years old), I'd say for sure they are fake. BUT it looks really old and back ...
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