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Image from page 70 of “The cottages and the village life of rural England” (1912)

Identifier: cu31924014023463
Title: The cottages and the village life of rural England
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Ditchfield, P. H. (Peter Hampson), 1854-1930 Quinton, A.R
Subjects: Cottages Villages
Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & sons ltd. New York, E.P. Dutton & co.
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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AR.Q. COTTAGE AT ROUTH, YORKSHIRE Sussex, Kent, and elsewhere, houses built of timber are the mostusual. In Cheshire, Shropshire, and Herefordshire there is thatbeautiful, soft, warm sandstone of which Chester Cathedral andmany a less important edifice are constructed; and as timberwas plentiful there also we find those picturesque magpies,or black and white dwellings, made of timber and plaster, thattake their name from the bird of omen. They contribute greatly* Cf. Forty Years in a Moorland Parish, by Canon Atkinson, p. 43. 32

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FARMHOUSE, WELFORD-ON-AVON, GLOUCESTER Welford-on-Avon, Shakespeares Avon, boasts of many goodcottages with thatched roofs and dormer windows. It has a finechurch and a grand old lych-gate, and there a may-pole stands,the successor of a very ancient one, around which the villagersdanced in the days of Queen Bess. Looking down upon the one-storeyed cottages stands a good farmhouse, shown in the illustration,of half-timbered construction, tiled roof, and graceful gables ; anddignity is given to the house by the noble brick chimney, consistingof twin shafts, octagonal in plan, crowned by a neatly formed head.It is spring-time, and a glorious wealth of blossom adorns the fruit-trees and gives a promise of a bountiful fruit harvest. LIFE OF RURAL ENGLAND to the picturesqueness of the Palatinate. One of the shiresarchitectural experts tells us : Here it may be a cluster of quaint cottages, or perhaps a singlecottage of comely proportions nestling in some sequestered spot,or one of those moa

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