Chimneys, Gables and Gargoyles

A Guide to Britain's Rooftops

Trevor Yorke

This guide includes hundreds of photos and drawings of rooftops and their features offering a glimpse into this aspect of Britain's architectural history.
Date Published :
April 2018
Publisher :
Countryside Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
Fully illustrated with hundrends of photos and drawings
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846743542
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 8.26 X 5.9 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$11.99

Overview
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The roof lines of our towns and cities are places seldom looked at from below. Yet they contain a world of architectural delights.

This easy to follow guide includes hundreds of photos and drawings of rooftops and their features from around the country and offers a fascinating glimpse into this overlooked aspect of Britain’s architectural history.

Just above the shop fronts, offices, banks and public buildings lie elaborate chimneys, fancy ironwork, and terracotta mouldings of mythical beasts. Our own homes too can have roofs decorated with intricate bargeboards, elegant parapets and patterned tiles. Each one has a specific role and their style can reveal much about the history of the building.

About The Author
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Trevor Yorke is an experienced author and artist who specialises in period architecture. His many books include British Architectural Styles, Georgian & Regency Houses Explained, and The English Village Explained

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction

Chapter 1 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A ROOF
Structure and Style

Chapter 2 THE DECORATIVE TOUCH
Dragons, Ridges and Ironwork

Chapter 3 WINDOWS – LIGHT AND VENTILATION
Dormers, Lanterns and Vents

Chapter 4 A DRAMATIC SKYLINE
Towers, Turrets and Spires

Chapter 5 THE TOP OF THE WALL
Parapets, Balustrades and Cornice

Chapter 6 THE END OF THE ROOF
Gables and Bargeboards

Chapter 7 CATCHING THE RAINDROPS
Gargoyles and Guttering

Chapter 8 THE WORLD OF CHIMNEYS
Chimneys, Stacks and Pots

Glossary
Index

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