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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Exterior stucco or smooth render was used extensively in the early 19th century to simulate dressed stone.  It was particularly popular in parts of the country where it was many times cheaper than stone.  It was used by Nash for his terraces in London, and in Brighton and Hastings where it withstood the effects of sea salt.

It must be kept in good repair and any patching made with compatible materials.

It is best painted using a matt stone coloured paint.

Pebbledash is far cheaper because it is easier to apply and the materials are cheaper.  It is often applied to walls in poor condition to improve their appearance and improve their resistance to weathering.

Images and text by John Griffiths, Rye Conservation Society

Stucco and Rendering
Tile Hanging Stone