The Growth of the English House (page 1/6)

[picture: Gotch]

Title: The Growth of the English House

Author: Gotch, J. Alfred

Published by: N.T. Batsford

City: London

Date: 1909

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: Bay Window at Thornbury Castle, Gloucester.]

108. Bay Window at Thornbury Castle, Gloucester.

“Besides the simple and dignified forms which were chiefly used, there were a few cases in which the plan was more complicated, and in which it took one shape on the ground floor and another on the floor above. Thorpe has several instances of this quaint treatment; an actual example exists at Thornbury Castle (Fig. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 22. Stokesay Castle.  Window and Doorway of the Hall.]

22. Stokesay Castle. Window and Doorway of the Hall.

“It must be borne in mind that hitherto windows had not been glazed. They were usually of small size for purposes of security, and no doubt their smallness was an [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 19. Stokesay Castle, Shropshire (cir. 1240-90).]

19. Stokesay Castle, Shropshire (cir. 1240-90).

Ground Plan.

There are lots of other pictures of Stokesay Castle here; try a search for Shropshire. [$]

[picture: 6. Castle Hedingham, Essex.]

6. Castle Hedingham, Essex.

A Fireplace.
Showing the short flue leading to a vertical vent in the face of the wall.

[picture: 25.  Haddon Hall, Derbyshire]

25. Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

“The most complete and most interesting house of this period [the fourteenth century] is the well-known Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. It consists of two courts (Fig. 24), the hall being placed in the wing which divides them. It is thus protected on both of its long sides and is thereby enabled to have larger windows than if it had been on an outside wall. [...] [more...] [$]

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Places shown:

Bakewell ·Bishopgate ·Bodiam ·Brympton D'Evercy ·Castle Hedingham ·Castleton ·Corby ·Derbyshire ·Derwent ·Devonshire ·Essex ·Fawsley ·Gloucestershire ·Horham ·Ickenham ·Kent ·London ·Marystowe ·Midlesex ·Montacute ·Northamptonshire ·Northumberland ·Penshurst ·Peveril Castle ·Pilton ·Robertsbridge ·Sheldons ·Shropshire ·Somerset ·Stokesay ·Sussex ·Thornbury ·Warkworth ·Wiltshire

Pictures from The Growth of the English House, A Short History of its Architectural Development from 100 to 1800, by J. Alfred Gotch, F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A., London, N.T. Batsford, 1909.

Any photographs here I believe to be out of copyright, since Alfred Gotch died in 1942, more than 50 years ago, and copyright expired before 1995, and Alfred Gotch was (obviously) not alive in 1996 in order to obtain “revived” copyright.

The text itself was still copyrighted until the end of 2012.

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