So you know…


In Brighton Uncle Jim told us about a unique building method that I found fascinating!  Because of an abundance of flints they were widely used in buildings in this area and directly across the Channel – but really nowhere else.  Here’s some pics:

The flints are placed in cement and then painted over.

The flints are placed in cement and then painted over.

The wall on the right is a flint wall.

The wall on the right is a flint wall.

Sometimes they cut the flints in half and place them with the insides facing out.

These flints have been cut in half revealing the inside of the rock - it's sort of like amber with little fossils inside!

These flints have been cut in half revealing the inside of the rock - it's sort of like amber with little fossils inside!

Another example of the flint walls.

Another example of the flint walls.

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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2 Responses to So you know…

  1. POP says:

    What a great idea and so well maintained.
    Beautiful.

  2. Leah Turchin says:

    Very cool! Glad you included it!

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