Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’
What roofing material was used in the original structures? Any chance they could have been roofed with S-shaped terracotta roof tiles?
I think the general view is that small size slate was the predominant roofing material, but the shaped tiles you mentioned were definitely also in use at this time.
At least one of the six ‘Billys’ on Hendrick St. was roofed in tiles, but whether it was the original roofing material is open to question.
18th century prints suggest that tiles were mainly used on small vernacular houses in secondary locations, like these two examples in the vicinity of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, whereas the ‘Billys’ in view are shown slated
Malton’s view of Cross Poddle
view of Patrick’s Close