Boundary Walls
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image 1A garden wall encloses your land, creating a boundary around your home. Older garden walls that surrounded period properties would have been made from local materials. A mix of brick, flint, slate or stone could have been used.

Once railways were used to distribute bricks all over the country, walls became mass produced and more uniformed in colour and style.


georgian brick wall

Victorian & Edwardian

victorian brick wall
victorian brick wall

1920's - 1940's

1940 brick wall
herringbone brick wall
boundary brick wall
brick wall

Post 1990

garden brick wall brick wall


If you are thinking about rebuilding or modifying a party wall (A wall is a "party wall" if it stands astride the boundary of land belonging to two or more different owners). Do discuss your plans with your affected neighbour's and local building control officer.

The Party Wall Act 1996 explanatory booklet

The Party Wall Act 1996: Gardening Data

The party wall act needs to be rewritten! : Forum


The organisation for professionals specialising in party wall matters - The Pyramus & Thisbe Club

Creative Brickwork

Philip Webb: The Pioneer of Arts and Crafts Architecture

BDA Guide to Successful Brickwork


Links to Brickwork Articles

The Historic Development by Gerard Lynch

Conserving your historic building: Brickwalls

History of Brickwork: Bricks & Brass

How to buy old and reclaimed bricks: Country Life

Repointing Old Brickwork: Homebuilding

Herringbone Brickwork

Tuckpointing: Austrialia

Brickwork Q&A: SPAB

Creative Brickwork: IBStock

Period Decorators project gallery

Drawing of Medieval Brickwork within Timber Frames

Three Storey Residential Art Deco Flats with Herringbone Brickwork

Ralph Hancock: Herringbone Brick Path

Brunelleschi- herringbone pattern: The Open University

Brick Paving Courses



Useful Research Websites

BBC Homes 1920's:

BBC Homes 1930's

Hidden House History

Francis Frith Photo Archive

The Geffrye Museum

English Architecture: Britain Express

Looking at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides

Forum Debates

Channel 4 Homes Forum Forum

How To Repair Brickwork- Youtube

The 1930s House Manual

The 1930s House Explained

The 1930s Home








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