SU1026 : Thatching, Coombe Bissett

taken 8 years ago, near to Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Thatching, Coombe Bissett
Thatching, Coombe Bissett
Thatching materials include straw, reed, heather, gorse and broom. Before the introduction of the combine harvester the most common thatching material was wheat straw, and the best was reed. Norfolk reed thatching lasts from 50 to 60 years and is the finest of all. Straw thatch lasts 10 to 20 years and combed wheat straw about 30 to 40 years.

The square object near the thatcher is a legget used for shaping the thatch and its design varies from county to county, according to the thatching materials used.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 January, 2011
Category
Thatching   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1084 2634 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.1792N 1:50.8066W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 10837 26338
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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