Comments

The history of Guernsey farmhouses, by RWJ Payn. Also mentions Jersey famhouses. Begins around the 16th century. Includes details of: layouts; construction, types of stone and mortar used etc; design of Jersey and Guernesy houses being distinct from the rest of Europe; custom of building 'widow's third' or dower house; unique features of Jersey and Guernsey houses; exterior and spiral staircases; legends of 'witches' stone' and 'witches' staircase'; Norman arches, brought to the islands by the hugenots and built between 1570 - 1650; details of the kitchen and cooking, centre of family life; dimensions of houses; so-called farm houses actually being the homes of wealthy merchants and bankers.

Reference

R/03/A/11

Date

1970 - 1970

Names

Payn, RWJ

Keywords

sound | Farm buildings | Construction | witches | Arches | Cooking | Kitchens | staircases | huguenots | Guernsey | Jersey

Dimensions

1 cassette

Language

English

Level of description

file

Context:

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