Shapes of Buildings

Glimpses of  Countryside

Buildings Closing a View

Pavements & Streets

Timber Framed Houses

Wattle & Daub


Use of Bricks

Use of Stone

Stucco & Rendering

Tile Hanging

Mathematical Tiles

Painting Bricks & Tiles

The Coming of Slate

Glass and Glazing

Unusual Features in Rye

Cast Iron

Changes in Fashion

Shapes of Rye
Materials of Rye

Shapes of Streets

Glimpses of Country Gallery

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for future generations

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Several buildings in Rye on corners or at road junctions follow the shape of the road.  Rather than have the usual geometric right angle they have curved or shaped corners or ends.  This was probably to use every square inch for the building.  It produces some interesting building shapes and blends the building into the street.

Temple House forming a curve with West Street 

The Apothecary forming the corner of East Street and High Street

Wish Ward to the left and The Mint to the right

Images and text by John Griffiths, Rye Conservation Society

Shapes of Buildings
Glimpses of Country Street Shapes