Old English Country Cottages (page 1/4)


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Title: Old English Country Cottages

Author: Holme, Charles

Date: 1906

Total items: 33

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Wrought Iron Firedog]

Wrought Iron Firedog

A fire dog used to hold logs, or more likely one of a pair used to support a grid for holding toast or other food over the fire. [more...] [$]

[picture: Frontispiece: Cranbrook, Kent]

Frontispiece: Cranbrook, Kent

From a water-colour drawing by Herbert Alexander, A.R.W.S. [$]

[picture: Antique Meat Jack]

Antique Meat Jack

A meat jack was a device used for hanging meat in front of a fire to roast. The meat had to be turned frequently so that it cooked evenly; a meat jack was a device for doing that. Some were clockwork; I suspect this one had chains hanging over the toothed discs near the wall, with pendulum weights rather like a grandfather clocks, and you turned the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Guildford Castle, Surrey]

Guildford Castle, Surrey

the entrance to Guildford castle, Surrey [more...] [$]

[picture: Frontispiece: Cranbrook, Kent]

Frontispiece: Cranbrook, Kent

From a water-colour drawing by Herbert Alexander, A.R.W.S.

Cropped version suitable for screen background [$]


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Places shown:

Biddenden ·Cheshire ·Chiddingfold ·Cranbrook ·Crawley ·Devon ·Guildford ·Hampshire ·Haslemere ·Hollingbourne ·Kent ·Long Wittenham ·Lustleigh ·Nether Alderley ·Oxfordshire ·Pershore ·Steep ·Suckley ·Surrey ·Teignbride ·Tonbridge ·Worcestershire ·none

Pictures from Old English Country Cottages, edited by Charles Holme [1848-1923], London Paris and New York, 1906

There is a (black and white) copy of this book on archive.org.

This book (and all that it contains) is out of copyright, because it was published jointly in the US and UK before 1923.


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