Thatched sentence example
The roofs were thatched with bark, straw, reeds or rushes.
Their houses, regularly ranged in streets, are built of adobes thatched with coarse grass.
The roof was thatched, and perhaps had a gable at each end with a hole to allow the smoke of the wood fire to escape.
In spite of Fitzstephen's glowing description we must remember that the houses of London were wholly built of wood and thatched with straw or reeds.
A thatched roof is imperative in the orthodox shrine, but in modern days tiles or sheets of copper are sometimes substituted.Advertisement
A type of building which is becoming increasingly popular for this purpose, and which is in many respects superior to the older, and often more expensive structures, is built of wood, with or without brick foundations, and is thickly thatched with reeds or other non-conducting material externally - on walls and roof - while the interior is matchboarded.
The remainder of the day, so far as family life is concerned, is spent in the serdab, a cellar sunk somewhat below the level of the courtyard, damp from frequent wettings, with its half windows covered with hurdles thatched with camel thorn and kept dripping with water.
In this period of anarchy the native princes of Glamorgan had their principal demesne, not at the camp but a mile to the north at Llystalybont, now merely a thatched farmhouse, while some Saxon invaders threw up within the camp a large moated mound on which the Normans about the beginning of the 12th century built the great shellkeep which is practically all that remains of their original castle.
They are enlarged replicas of the primeval wooden hut described above, having rafters with their upper ends crossed; thatched or shingled roof; boarded floors, and logs laid on the roof-ridge at right angles for the purpose of binding the ridge and the rafters firmly together.
In ascending the river a stranger's eye is first caught by the numerous huge ice-houses with high thatched roofs and by a tall white tower - the T'ien-feng-t'a or Ning-po pagoda or obelisk - which rises to a height of 160 ft.Advertisement
These dwellings are usually holes in the ground, and presumably had thatched roofs.
The houses are built of stone and mortar, and above the thatched straw roof which surmounts the doublestoreyed buildings the square water-tower rises gracefully.
Despite their pale swollen faces and tattered uniforms, the hussars formed line for roll call, kept things in order, groomed their horses, polished their arms, brought in straw from the thatched roofs in place of fodder, and sat down to dine round the caldrons from which they rose up hungry, joking about their nasty food and their hunger.
They entered a village of thatched huts built in a circle around a small clearing.
The cottage looked so quaint with its low white walls and thatched roof.Advertisement
The streets are lined with magnificent oaks, while many of the houses with heavy, thatched gables date from the 17th century.
There's many a well thatched barn WI nowt in it!
The native dwellings are constructed of wood, or occasionally are huts thatched with grass at the sides and top. What little cooking is undertaken among the poorer natives is usually done outside.
The thatched house with crow-stepped gables in Church Street, in which Hugh Miller the geologist was born, still stands, and a statue has been erected to his memory.
Meander by the thatched cottages & watch the blacksmith at work.Advertisement
Thatched cottages, ponds, sea estuary with boats laid up in the brief sunshine made an idyllic scene.
Timber framed, now with brick infill, thatched roof.
The oldest buildings are mostly of cob or Burley Rock - a local ironstone - with thatched roofs.
Old World their old-world charm, thatched cottages tend to be a little dark inside.
Tragically the thatched pavilion was destroyed by fire in 1996.Advertisement
Poles to support the thatched roof rest on wooden planks on the inside edge of the wall.
The circular ditch would have caught rainwater running off the thatched roof.
The prices for the thatched roofs do not include the picnic tables.
Our thatched garden shelters can be designed to meet your needs.
In the garden is a thatched, cob summerhouse.
The roofs were thatched with heather, broom or straw.
Twitchen Farm - Large self catering accommodation in 16th Century thatched farmhouse set in the rural heartland of North Devon.
With an existing thatched roof it can be difficult, if not impossible, to retrospectively fully fireproof the thatch.
The Lapa Company designs and installs unique thatched gazebo 's on behalf of our public and.. .
Unlike Nutbourne which now consists largely of modern houses, Prinsted has retained many of its old thatched homesteads.
New porches should be simple tiled, slate or thatched open porches to suit the style of the house.
A shorter walk in the other direction leads to Tresillian with its thatched pub serving a range of good quality bar meals.
Set just outside the charming village of Crantock with its thatched and colorful cottages, the park overlooks secluded Crantock Beach.
This is full of aromatic plants and includes a delightful teahouse with a heather thatched roof.
There are pretty thatched cottages, barn conversions or elegant marine apartments.
Textile work in the Sioux province was chiefly the making of skin garments with sinew long house, the Tlinkit great plank house, the Pueblo with its honeycomb of chambers, the small groups of thatched houses in tropical America and the Patagonian toldos of skin are examples.
Rectory Farm is a large thatched farmhouse at the bottom of the street on the right hand side.
Thatched huts become villas, then timber inns and regency town houses.
This self-contained annex of an attractive thatched cottage is set in a wonderful rural location just outside the West Dorset village of Melplash.
The property and thatched barn are individually Grade 11 listed.
A new porch was constructed and the roof was thatched with reed.
Church and outer court are usually thatched, with wattled or mud-built walls adorned with rude frescoes.
There are some business edifices and residences of considerable architectural merit, but the greater part are small and inconspicuous, a majority of the residences being thatched, mudwalled cabins.
Adjoining the mainland is the native town, consisting mostly of roughly made wooden houses with well thatched roofs.
The native houses are built of stone or mud, deeply eaved, and either tiled or thatched.
The villages lie thickly scattered, consisting of low thatched cottages, and surrounded by patches of garden land, or groves of banyan, pipal and pakar trees.
The houses in the Gilberts and Marshalls (much less elaborate than in the Carolines) consist merely of a thatched roof resting on posts or on blocks of coral about 3 ft.
Thatched roofs are not now allowed in London or other towns and their vicinity, but if saturated with a solution of lime the thatch is said to be incombustible.
The chief public buildings are the two Dutch Reformed churches, the old church being a good specimen of colonial Dutch architecture, with gables, curves and thatched roof.
In the earlier part of the 17th century Greenock was a fishing village, consisting of one row of thatched cottages.
Stone and mortar are used in building, but the Abyssinian houses are of the roughest kind, being usually circular huts, ill made and thatched with grass.
These huts are sometimes made simply of straw and are surrounded by high thorn hedges, but, in the north, square houses, built in stories, flat-roofed, the roof sometimes laid at the same slope as the hillside, and some with pitched thatched roofs, are common.
The churches are usually circular in form, the walls of stone, the roof thatched.
Like most true boas, it is of a very gentle disposition and easily domesticates itself in the palm or reed thatched huts of the natives, where it hunts the rats during the night.
The native houses are all low, thatched structures, enclosing a square court, and the only break in the mud wall is the door.
In shape they were most frequently cylindrical, having conical roofs thatched with rushes or straw.
The majority of Hova houses were formerly built of layers of the hard red soil of the country, with high-pitched roofs thatched with grass or rush; while the chiefs and wealthy people had houses of framed timber, with massive upright planking, and lofty roofs covered with shingles or tiles.
The site museum, including a new exhibition in the 17th Century thatched threshing barn, presents the archeological story of Avebury.
After about half a mile, you come to the large thatched barn on the left, with the Center just beyond it.
The accommodation consists of individual thatched bungalows situated in coconut groves leading down to the beach.
All 10 en-suite thatched chalets have a view of the Zambezi River.
The thatched building contains many relics, including a village cobbler 's tools.
Not far from the thatched cottages, a lane runs between trees down to the church.
While sunbathing in my shreddies I was suddenly confronted by the ancient crone who dwelt in a nearby thatched hut and herded llamas.
In the end an air raid in 942 solved one problem when the old thatched inn proved a vulnerable target.
Northill is an attractive village with thatched cottages, duckpond and 14th century church with Tompion clock.
This is a typical Essex weatherboard cottage with a thatched roof.
Castaway Bay's most popular feature is its 38,000 square foot indoor waterpark, complete with palm trees, lagoons, and thatched huts to complement the resort's Caribbean theme.
The city is built on a low plain, is regularly laid out, and has many fine warehouses, public buildings and residences, but its greater part, however, consists of mud-walled cabins supported by bamboo (guadua) framework and thatched with rushes.