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

Protecting Rye’s historic heritage
for future generations

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In several places in Rye there are glimpses, caught between buildings, of the open countryside which surrounds Rye.  In other places there are lookouts with seats, notably Hilder's Cliff and at the end of Watchbell Street where the open countryside forms the view.

These views are fundamental to the historic character of the town. 

View from the end of Watchbell Street

View from East Street

Glimpses of Countryside

Images and text by John Griffiths, Rye Conservation Society

Prominent Buildings Building Shapes