22 February 2019

Roof Modifications

Roof Modifications

The timbers visible between the first floor windows of this butcher’s shop in Groby, Leicestershire form the line of the former wall plate, that is the junction of the wall and original roof structure.

The outline to the sides and above the windows suggest this building previously had an “eyebrow” shaped thatched roof covering, replaced by natural slates in the distant past.

The second photograph taken from the side elevation confirms this. The original stone wall has been built up in brickwork to accommodate the new roof covering and allow for increased headroom to the first floor accommodation.