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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Rye roofs were clay tile roofs until the railway came to Rye in 1851.

Trains then carried slates from the Welsh quarries, where the slate was cut to standard sizes, to the large Rye goods station.

A new, cheap, lightweight, non-absorbent, frost-proof, long lasting material was now available and used as a cheaper alternative to clay tile.

The use of manufactured slate substitute materials should be avoided.

Rye roofs, tiles and slates

The Coming of Slate
Glass and Glazing Painting