Details and Styles

PARAPETS

Mediaeval buildings (and later ones) often had 'parapets' - where the wall was raised a little (or a lot) above the bottom of the roof to stop the rain getting in.
Canterbury has some fine examples!!

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12, The Friars
68 Northgate
17 Orange Street - note that this is a brick front added to an original timber-framed building to make it look more modern. Very common in Canterbury.
29(??)Palace Street
34 Northgate
?? Northgate - note the parapet rising above the roof base -a lovely little building.
   

 

   

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