of Thatching and Thatched Buildings in Devon
Devon Books 2001
Hardback 208pp Illustrated 305x218mm
9781855227972   Product Code: 19535
Thatched roofs are perhaps associated more with the county of Devon than any other part of the country, the 'combed wheat reed' style of straw thatching being the traditional method of the region. Using many interesting archive photographs as well as images of thatchers at work, this book traces the history of thatching in Devon from the earliest times, celebrating the skills and traditions of the craft and exploring some of the most interesting thatched buildings in the county today.