By Eurwyn Wiliam, 2010.
The Welsh Cottage. Building traditions of the rural poor 1750-1900.
The Traditional cottage is one of the most distinctive features of the landscape of Wales. With the loss of thousands of examples over the past century it has become almost an endangered species, but a great deal has been learned from studying cherished surviving buildings and making a careful record of others before they were lost forever. The earth or timber walls, pebble floors, and roofs of rush, turf and stone in these humble buildings, among other features, tell a fascinating story of distinctive local traditions, skills handed down from generation to generation, and the struggle to survive.
Foreward by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2 - GEOGRAPHY AND SETTLEMENT
The Geography of Wales
Enclosures and Squatters
Chapter 3 - TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS IN WALES
Cottagers and Cottages
The Ty Unnos
Plans and Condition
Chapter 4 - WALLS
Doors and Windows
Chapter 5 - ROOFS
Scollop or Glamorgan thatch
Other thatching materials and techniques
Chapter 6 - INTERIORS
Partitions and Lofts
Chapter 7 - BUILDERS, INVESTMENTS AND LIFESTYLES
Builders and investments
Chapter 8 - CONCLUSIONS
Bibliography Notes and References
Size: 280 x 220mm