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
Painting Bricks & Tiles
The Coming of Slate
Glass and Glazing
Unusual Features in Rye
Changes in Fashion
Shapes of Streets
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