Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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I don’t understand.

Are you suggesting that these houses did have a ‘Georgian’ modernization of their facades, and at the same time, their roof structures were changed to be the twin [front to back] volumes we see in the photographs?

That would mean that these houses all lost a habitable attic storey in the process of modernization, assuming that the original roof configuration was that of a standard ‘Billy’.

I don’t know of any stairwell, or other, evidence that suggests that any of these houses originally had an additional storey, which would have made many orf them, including these three on Bachelors Walk, five-storey over raised basement.

I don’t know Devin, this is what I mean about alternative explanations creating far more difficulties than we get with the simple twin-Billy explanation.

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