Alternating Stone and Turf-An Obsolete Building Practice
Author: Fenton, Alexander
Source: Folk Life - Journal of Ethnological Studies, Volume 6, 1968 , pp. 94-103(10)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:It often happens even in these days of rapid change, that an object, custom, building feature, dialect term, and so on, about which information has been first gleaned from printed sources, may still be found in the course of field investigations. Unfortunately, the contrary can also be true, and one example of a feature of vernacular architecture that appears to have gone beyond recall is the technique of building the walls of houses in alternate courses of stone and turf. Possibly for this reason it has gone unmentioned in recent writings by architectural historians.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1968-01-01