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The Jetty

The upper storeys of some Tudor houses were bigger than the ground floor and would overhang (called a jetty).

Close up of a jetty

The origins of the jetty are not entirely known but certainly in a town, it would have the effect of enlarging the floor space above whilst giving maiximum street width.

Did you know?
The Tudors used to throw rubbish from their window into the street.


Close up of jetty
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folder icon Roofs of Tudor Houses folder icon Wealthy Tudor Homes
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