Plaw, John, 1744 or 5-1820 / Sketches for country houses, villas, and rural dwellings; calculated for persons of moderate income, and for comfortable retirement.
Explanation of the plates., pp. -18
EXPLANATION oF THE PLATES. PLATE I. I a Iketch for a Cottage of fimple form, the exterior enclofure of which may be of pife, clay, rubble-fIone, wood quarters, and brick pannelling; the latter lime whited, and the forMer wugh-caft-, or plaftered over; and the fi*2ce Am- velled, called peretto-work, which is very durable, and refifst the weather. T form of building. is well calculated to receive a roof of any fimple miteridk fufficient to fupport thatch. The infide partitions may be of quartering, having a head and fill, and the quarters foiur bridks length apart, and y be fci Pad as to receive the brick-pannelling flat or edgeways; either of which, when neatly done, may be lime whited: the floors paved with bricks laid flat, with or without mortar: the chimney fhould be of brick or flone; the outfide doors of inch and quarter or inch and half deal ledged, rebated, and beaded;. the doors withinide three quarter deal ledged; the Witdows of Nevwealo. gkfs ini Lead, with wood or iron casements; four or five bed-rooms isay be had if the roof, the partitions of which may be made of board anti brace, that is, hf a board wide, inch thick, and a board wide, halfar inch thick, pa ughed and tongd together: the ceilings to be lathed and- plaftered: the chathier Byo' of boards, one inch thick; a fkirting round each room, to defend the plaftering, and the walls plaftered. This Cottage, done in the above manner, will amount to about 150/. PLATE II.' IS -a fketch for a Cottage: its exterior enlofure may be bult fi ilar wih Plate I.; it would be a very comfortable dwellin-g for a Farmer renting.. xnodoratte-flized farm; or a pe'on retiring with a fmall-ineomen Thefiniths are confidered a degree better than the former, and it has an additional ornament of trellis-work round the entrance door and parlour window, compofed of a flight framing,. and common oak or fir laths to train the vine, honeyfuckle, or jaf. C mine.
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