Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Canal Houses - Neither Plumb Nor Square
The Google informed me that this forward lean was intentional, even mandated by the City and that the purpose was to provide clearance when hoisting material up to the attic or lofts of these merchant houses. I would have thought a longer beam, overhanging gable or corbeled brick would have been the solution,
The next observation, when drawing eh hoist beams was that they were often skewed to the face of the building, which upon looking into the windows was because often the face is not square to the walls.
So neither plumb nor square - demanding carpentry.