SX9687 : Dutch Houses, Topsham

near to Topsham, Devon, Great Britain

Dutch Houses, Topsham
Dutch Houses, Topsham
The following information is given on a notice board at Topsham Quay.
The 'Dutch Houses', so called because of their curved gable ends, form a group towards the southern end of The Strand. Their builders were undoubtedly influenced by the trading connection with Holland in the 17th century. Construction varies, but many are built with Dutch bricks brought back from Holland as ballast in the ships. Although each house is different, they all follow the general plan of being narrow, with their gable end on the street. Collectively they give the street its unique character and form one of the most architecturally important streets in Devon.
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2009
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Monday, 11 May, 2009   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 21 May, 2009
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Houses > Houses   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 968 875 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.6897N 3:27.7110W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 967 875
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