TR1859 : Weatherboarded cottage

taken 9 years ago, near to Fordwich, Kent, Great Britain

Weatherboarded cottage
Weatherboarded cottage
Fordwich

Fordwich is a village (or small town) just to the east of Canterbury on the Great Stour. It was historically the port for Canterbury and the stone to build Canterbury Cathedral was imported here. It is the smallest settlement in the UK with a town council and has one of the smallest town Halls in the country.

Weatherboarding

Weatherboarding is the cladding of a house consisting of long thin timber boards that overlap one another on the outside of the wall.
Traditionally timber weatherboarding was used without a finish, relying upon good air circulation and the use of 'semi-hardwoods' which would keep the boards from rotting. More recently weatherboarding has been tarred or painted; traditionally black or white due to locally occurring minerals or pigments.
Weatherboard houses may be found in most parts of the British Isles, and the style may be part of all types of traditional buildings, from cottages to windmills, shops to workshops.

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TR1859, 178 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 23 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1801 5969 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.6750N 1:7.5361E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1802 5966
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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