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Let the building breathe

Our friends Aiden and Michael offered to come over at the weekend with pick axes and a jack hammer. The task at hand was to dig up concrete along the front of the building and a bit along the side of the dirt floor room. 114 more words

Listed Buildings

We've struck Georgian!

Yesterday was another eventful day here at Ty Capel.  On Monday, Phil unearthed crumbling Georgian brick.  We’ve moved on from crumbling red brick to mostly intact Georgian brick!   663 more words

Builders in!

Part of our agreement includes bricking up a window in the bathroom and moving it to the back where it once was, back in the good ole days of the 1700s. 218 more words


Beautiful stone wall

Last week, Phil uncovered the side wall of the house and we were all rewarded with the site of a beautifully built wall. Once we got a good look at the bottom of the wall, we could see how lovely it was.   146 more words

Ty Capel Reveals Some Secrets

Our house is granite stone built with walls that are around 3 to 4 feet thick at the bottom and about 2 1/2 feet thick at the top.   1,032 more words