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image 1Stucco is traditionally made of lime, sand, and water. It was applied in three layers over solid masonry. Different styles and effects could be obtained by adding hair, pulverised marble or colourants such as ground brick.

Stucco or render is a material made of an aggregate, a binder, and water. Stucco is applied wet and hardens to a very dense solid. It is used as a coating for walls and ceilings and for decoration. Wikipedia

Stucco was first introduced in the later part of the 18th Century. It was widely used as it was a cheap alternative to the fashionable stone. Areas such as Bath that was near to the quarries used the local limestone but other areas used Stucco as it had the appearance of fine stone.





1. Stucco on a early Victorian Chapel




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Stucco Products

Stucco Trims & Mouldings USA

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Portland Cement Associations: Stucco

Render/Stucco Quantities Estimator


Links to Stucco Articles

Exterior Stucco by I. Constantinides & L. Humphries

Stucco by Ron Martin

Uses and how to apply external stucco: DIY Data

Stucco and Rendering mixes: DIY Data


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

Stucco: uses, benefits, and applications- Youtube

Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster

Georgian & Regency Houses Explained

Georgian Architectural Designs and Details








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