Country Architecture: A Work, Designed for the Use of the Nobility and Country Gentlemen, Being a Series of Executed Works and Designs for Buildings Connected with Landed Property, Comprising Labourers' Cottages, Labourers' Institute, Machanics' Dwellings, Entrance Lodges

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Wm. Blackwood, 1874 - Architecture, Domestic - 75 pages
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Page 40 - In all cases where fir timber is used, that obtained from Memel or Norway, and battens from Dram, St. Petersburg, or other Norway or Baltic Ports, is to be preferred. " All oak used to be of English growth. No timber to be placed nearer to the inside of any flue than one foot. All timbers to be cut die square, and to hold the scantlings specified when finished.
Page 15 - Of course a flat pitched roof with slates would not look so well, and if the cottages are to be placed near the park it would not be desirable to have this exterior, but for general use on farms and in villages this plan would answer every purpose. Where occasion may require, a few pounds spent in barge boarding the gables and dormers, and putting hoods over the doors, would greatly improve the external appearance.
Page 32 - The materials and workmanship to be of the best quality of their respective kinds, and the...
Page 15 - Cottages submitted to the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Improvement of Land by Limited Owners.
Page 89 - This house, of considerable antiquity, appears to have been built about the middle or latter end of the...

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