Country Architecture; A Work, Designed for the Use of the Nobility and Country Gentlemen, Being a Series of Executed Works and Designs for Buildings Connected with Landed Property, Comprising Labourers' Cottages, Labourers' Institute,

Country Architecture; A Work, Designed for the Use of the Nobility and Country Gentlemen, Being a Series of Executed Works and Designs for Buildings Connected with Landed Property, Comprising Labourers' Cottages, Labourers' Institute,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...one. The marginal sketch shews the method of fixing these ovens in a double Cottage. In order to economize space, one oven is placed over the other, the bed of one being at a level of about i foot 7 inches, and the other about 3 feet 7 inches from floor: a, shews the oven; b, the smoke flue; f, the pargetting for retaining the heat; d, the mouth of oven; e, party wall; and /, the floor level. Provide and fix in sculleries, on strong bearers, as shewn on drawings, strong proper tooled sinks of approved hard local stone 6 inches thick, with 2-inch cast iron bell trap and grate, and piece of 3-inch lead waste and connection with drain pipe complete; the sinks to be prepared for receiving the fixing of cast-iron pumps for drawing water from rain-water tanks. Note.--See remarks for disconnecting the drain with lead waste pipe of sink under heading of drains. Scullery Sinks Rough Dis-Charging Arches Turn rough discharging arches over all openings where practicable; also over all doors in half brick walls. Note.--Arches over all lintels add to the strength and durability of the work, preventing cracks in plaster and brickwork arising from shrinkage of timber or other causes. The marginal sketch shews a half brick arch over a door; a, shews the wood lintel; b, the arch; c, the door. Petvy Cesspit. Build cesspit for privies in 9 inch brickwork, as shewn on drawings, rendered in cement inside. Note.--In my opinion the ordinary privy vault or cesspit is better adapted to Labourers' Cottages than "earth closets," the latter requiring a great deal more attention than labourers care to bestow; the vault should be divided, having a cover on top, so that each can have a share of the soil for agricultural purposes. Another description of cesspit...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662758X
  • 9781236627582