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Re: How old is this house?
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 12:56 BST (UK) »
Sunshine windows came in after 1900 with panes getting progressively larger to 1 over 1 on sash frames. The house presumably faces south for the light? and the eastward extension has been built down-hill, something that wouldn't happen if it was built at the same time.

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Re: How old is this house?
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 13:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks Skoosh, that helps. So changes were made to the original house after 1900.
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: How old is this house?
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 13:32 BST (UK) »
@ Jang, the extension could pre-date 1900 & the whole re-glazed some time after that?

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Re: How old is this house?
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 13:34 BST (UK) »
Ah, of course !
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: How old is this house?
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 13:41 BST (UK) »
Brickwork under window on the left could be English Bond.

I think windows are replacements - could have originally been sash with two panes above and two below, or a variation.

Extension on the right. Location of chimneys looks a bit odd though placement could relate to the extension.

Possibly Victorian era.

If there is a local history group in the area they may have information about the house.

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Re: How old is this house?
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 13:45 BST (UK) »
Well spotted! It seems bricks were used to build houses in the 17th century. Yes, I think you're right about the windows.


Trying to see when a house would have been built of brick in rural Ireland, probably 19th century, local materials were easier to use.
The size of the brick is also a dating tool.
I would think these bricks are 19th century machine made bricks, usually from a local brick works but your not to far from Limerick here which was a port.
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Re: How old is this house?
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 14:06 BST (UK) »
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Re: How old is this house?
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 14:16 BST (UK) »
The more I try to zoom in on each side of the house, I think there is also stone as well, it's like the section with the windows are brick from top to bottom but each side there is stone at the base. The gable end on the left is worth a look.
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