Past Remains

A view of yesterday from today

Colcombe Castle, Colyton, Devon

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The main house has walls which bow outwards at the bottom. This was because of the way the cobb walls were made. The bottom layer of around 4' was pounded down to create a solid base, either using horses or by human feet. Each layer was built up until dry before the next layer added.
Posted on January 20, 2010

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