More photos, which speak for themselves. Reading about the medieval timbered houses, the question must always come up why the jetty overhang? Sense tells us it kept the rain off the plaster but there are other reasons. One being that it increased the size of the room, another that it 'balanced' the floor above on the floor beams, also by splitting the house in two you used shorter lengths of timber.
|Tall chimneys and a roof top 'tea room'. Sometimes you can see these on farms as well, tea with one's friends and a view over the surrounding countryside|
|Centre of Coggeshall|
|Pargetting, the problem with the method is that the more you apply paint or limewash, it takes the pattern off, so that what you see is not the original but the 'spirit' repaired time and time again.|
|These lovely carved horizontal timber inserts were to be found on many houses, fish, dragons, and plants, this is dated 1565 I think.|
|Just so hate nationalistic flags, but this house has pargetting as well.|