Old Cottages & Farm-houses in Surrey (Google eBook)

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B. T. Batsford, 1908 - Architecture, Domestic - 69 pages
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Page 33 - PLACE. ing the upper story out over the lower, all of them more or less unlikely ; it seems to me one of those developments which would arise on the spot while the work was in progress, justifiable alike on the score of sound construction, the economical use of ^material, ''r and beauty of design.
Page 1 - The interest attaching to" [them is more nearly that of a living tradition than of an historical style.
Page 27 - ... and colour when they left the potter's hands, the pattern developing only with age ; one lot of the tiles forming the pattern had been dabbed with the bristles of a stiff brush before the tiles were burnt, thus producing a rough surface which weathered more quickly than the ordinary hand-made tile. Weather tiles were hung on oak laths and were bedded solid in lime and hair mortar," and " were fastened with pins of hazel or willow, and sometimes of elder.
Page 14 - If we ask ourselves how it was that the perch became the unit we shall see that it was so because...
Page 15 - This was easily enlarged by of four roods, each 16 feet broad and 640 feet long, lying side by side. This was the origin of the long as well as of the normal width of a rod of land.
Page 8 - These old buildings are not all beautiful or well built ; time has softened many of their faults, and made them almost loveable.

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