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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Weatherboarding is a simple, easy and economic way to weatherproof a wall without adding much weight.  The boards are normally feathered in profile. A shipbuilding town would have the skills to hand, as well as the tar or white lead paint needed to preserve the timber.  (Plastic as an alternative completely lacks the character of timber and its use is not permitted in the Conservation Areas).

Black tarred weatherboarding

Bent weatherboarding

White painted

Images and text by John Griffiths, Rye Conservation Society

Weatherboarding or Clapboarding
Use of Bricks Wattle and Daub