Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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Interesting aerial view of those disputed Bachelor’s walk houses

no. 4 has the standard cruciform roof of a former ‘Billy’ with a altered Georgian flat parapet facade. Nos. 5, 6 and 7 are a group of twin roofed structures terminating in simple gables to the rear [something odd has happened to the eastern half of the rear of no. 5?]

No. 5 and no. 7 have the central cross roof [to centre and chimney side in this case only], that relates these roofs very closely to the cruciform roof of a ‘Billy’, while no. 6 has a full front to back valley which would have relieved the need for a central rain water outlet on the front, that is if the parapets and hipped roofs to the front are the later ‘Georgian’ alterations that I believe.

Only no. 7 survives today, everything else are Zoe apartments with ‘period’ facades.

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