Details and Styles

WOODCARVING - Bargeboards

Here are some of the decorative carved bargeboards on Canterbury buildings. Bargeboards were designed to protect the eaves of the rooves from the weather, so that the rain did not get under the tiles. But they were also often decorated.
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Barge board at 13 Saint Peter's Street
23/23a Palace Street - top. See also the wonderful faces on this building
Detail of bargeboards, probably modern replacements?. On 12 Palace Street.



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