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Dyke At Ranworth

Dyke At Ranworth

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 9

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Dyke at Ranworth. – Shewing a ‘reed-rond’ with its harvest of reeds stacked upon it to ‘weather’ and dry in the sun. This kind of reed frequently grows to a height of over nine feet and is of the kind destined for house-thatching, a purpose for which it is admirably adapted, as, besides its well-known durability, it keeps a house delightfully cool in summer and cosily warm in winter.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate XVII from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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