TF2464 : The Cottage

near to Roughton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The Cottage
The Cottage
Mud & Stud thatched cottage opposite the church
Mud & Stud
Mud & Stud is a construction technique found almost exclusively in Lincolnshire, where the timber frame has nailed, vertical laths between the studs. The mud of earth mixed with chopped straw and water is applied in layers and lime wash containing fat or oil seals the exterior. LinkExternal link
The timber frame is usually of oak, though later examples are increasingly of pine, imported from the Baltic through Boston, with laths of Ash.
Over 70% of cottages have a central chimney stack, most have a central door and lobby entry, a half-hipped thatched roof is traditional and no exterior timber framing is revealed. Many have been encased in a brick skin and the thatch replaced with pantiles or corrugated iron.
Hundreds of mud & stud buildings have been lost, though around 500 survive, around half are grade II and II* listed.
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December 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 December, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2410 6469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.8924N 0:8.7089W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2412 6470
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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