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  1. Lath and plaster work revealed

    Building work at our medieval premises this week has revealed the lath and plaster work from a ceiling in one of our ground floor offices.  This was a traditional method of building construction, used from the medieval period (replacing the use of wattle and daub) until the 1930s, when plasterboard was introduced.

    The oldest parts of our building date from the 14th century, when it was used as a pilgrims’ hostel for those visiting Canterbury Cathedral.  However, it is likely that the lath and plaster exposed here dates from Georgian times, when significant alternations were made to the building.

     

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