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The Welsh Cottage

By Eurwyn Wiliam, 2010.

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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.

CONTENTS
Foreward by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas
Preface

Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION
Home-made Homes
Sources

Chapter 2 - GEOGRAPHY AND SETTLEMENT
The Geography of Wales
Settlement History
Enclosures and Squatters

Chapter 3 - TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS IN WALES
Vernacular Building
Farmhouses
Cottagers and Cottages
The Ty Unnos
Plans and Condition

Chapter 4 - WALLS
Stone
Mortar
Earth
Timber
Bricks
Doors and Windows
Exterior Decoration

Chapter 5 - ROOFS
Thatch: Introduction
Scollop or Glamorgan thatch
Thrust thatch
Roped thatch
Mixed thatching
Other thatching materials and techniques
Slate
Chimneys

Chapter 6 - INTERIORS
Floors
Fireplaces
Partitions and Lofts
Interior Decoration

Chapter 7 - BUILDERS, INVESTMENTS AND LIFESTYLES
Builders and investments
Lifestyles

Chapter 8 - CONCLUSIONS
Bibliography Notes and References
Acknowledgements
Index

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  • ISBN 978-1-871184-42-6

Cover: Softback
Size: 280 x 220mm
Pages: 288
Illustrations: 212
ISBN: 0
Price: £19.95
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