Thursday 4 October 2018

The Wooden House

The facade of this grade II listed building, 37a Duke Street, is composed of wooden blocks in imitation of mortar joints. It has a tiled double gambrel roof and dates from c.1780.

It is remarkable that the segmental bay windows are said to retain their original sashes.  Modern softwood sashes seem to have a maximum life of 25 years even if well maintained. It would be interesting to know what wood was used throughout and how the blocks of the facade were cemented together.

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