16th Century windows

16th Century windows
Its nice to come accross such delights. The customer asked for a survey of these windows and I was suprissed at their condition some areas require a bit of attention particulary on the Oriel window which has a established mini forest of foilage hanging down. This will have to be removed.Repairs were undertaken in the 1950s and you can see the ‘slips’ put into place where rot or damage has occured. With a build date of around 1550 these windows made from English Oak stand as testimant to the durable caracteristics of timber and in particular Oak windows.I was informed that the leaded glass dates from the mid 1600s. It could be the case that prior to the instalation of the leaded lights oiled cloth may have been used as a weather proof curtain which was the case in many buildings of that period.   

Published by southamptoncarpenter

Traditional standards. Traditional tradesman. Traditional service. I have been a carpenter for over 40 years, 5 year apprenticeship as a boat builder, 2 years as a wood machinist, then a spell repairing furniture and manufacturing reproduction antique clocks. I spent a further 15 years working in a therapeutic environment passing on my skills, before setting myself up as a self-employed carpenter/joiner. As you will appreciate, I undertake a wide range of projects, so scrolling through the site map may well direct you to past work that may be similar to your requirements. The preferred way to contact me is by using the contact page on this site. However you can always ring me during normal working hours. Lead times vary depending on the time of year; small jobs I can often do promptly. I cover Southampton and I am also happy to visit Winchester and Salisbury areas, but a small fee will be charged.

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