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Thatch Collection

Thatch: A Timeless Roofing Tradition Across the Globe From the Nipa Houses near Manila, Philippines to Sennen Cove in Cornwall, England

Background imageThatch Collection: Old Alresford, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Old Alresford, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Sennen Cove, Cornwall, England, UK

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, England, UK

Background imageThatch Collection: Nipa Houses near Manila, Philippines

Nipa Houses near Manila, Philippines
Nipa Stilt Houses (also known as bahay kubo, is an indigenous house used in the Philippines. The native house is constructed out of bamboo tied together)

Background imageThatch Collection: Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, UK

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageThatch Collection: Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow

Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow
Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Rural scene in the west of Ireland: a woman on a horse stops to chat to a man leaning on a low wall

Background imageThatch Collection: Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape

Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape
CH11386 Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape by Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (c.1564-1638); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageThatch Collection: Cottage near East Bergholt, Suffolk

Cottage near East Bergholt, Suffolk
Artist: British (English) School - Title: Cottage near East Bergholt, Suffolk - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 24.8 x 31.8

Background imageThatch Collection: Picturesque thatched cottage at Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire Moors National Park

Picturesque thatched cottage at Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Quechua Indian family on Floating Grass islands of Uros, Lake Titicaca, Peru, South

Quechua Indian family on Floating Grass islands of Uros, Lake Titicaca, Peru, South America

Background imageThatch Collection: Old Time Cottage, Wiston. date unknown

Old Time Cottage, Wiston. date unknown
Old Time Cottage at Wiston, nr Steyning Photographer: Drewett, W. J. Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: PH 1163

Background imageThatch Collection: Native Hawaiian village on Kauai, 1800s

Native Hawaiian village on Kauai, 1800s
Hawaiian huts of Waimea on Kauai Island, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageThatch Collection: Ireland, Adare. Thatched-roof cottage surrounded by garden

Ireland, Adare. Thatched-roof cottage surrounded by garden

Background imageThatch Collection: Anne Hathaways Cottage, birthplace and childhood home of Shakespeares future wife

Anne Hathaways Cottage, birthplace and childhood home of Shakespeares future wife, Shottery village, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Ringland Hills, Costessy, Norwich

Ringland Hills, Costessy, Norwich
Artist: British (English) School - Title: Ringland Hills, Costessy, Norwich - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 95 x 125.5

Background imageThatch Collection: Traditional Cornish round houses, Veryan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Traditional Cornish round houses, Veryan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Thomas Hardys cottage, Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England

Thomas Hardys cottage, Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Mud village, Sanga region, Dogon, Mali, Africa

Mud village, Sanga region, Dogon, Mali, Africa

Background imageThatch Collection: Rasta (Rastafarian) coloured beachfront accommodation at Sungai Pinang, near Padang in West Sumatra

Rasta (Rastafarian) coloured beachfront accommodation at Sungai Pinang, near Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageThatch Collection: Henfield Village - 1947

Henfield Village - 1947
View of village lane looking towards the church. Contemporary car on left hand side and another in a garage facing. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. N28894

Background imageThatch Collection: Riverside thatched cottage, New Alresford, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Riverside thatched cottage, New Alresford, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Thatched hotel, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Thatched hotel, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Irish Homestead - Bray, Ireland

Irish Homestead - Bray, Ireland Date: 1907

Background imageThatch Collection: Chilean Indian Woman weaving a blanket

Chilean Indian Woman weaving a blanket on a frame set against the thatched roof of her house Date: circa 1904

Background imageThatch Collection: Timber framed thatched cottage and garden with spring flowers at Eastnor in Hereford

Timber framed thatched cottage and garden with spring flowers at Eastnor in Hereford and Worcester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Thatched cottage, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Thatched cottage, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Thatched house

Thatched house, Howmore, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Croft, Old Clachan

Croft, Old Clachan, Culloden, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Traditional Lithuanian farmsteads from the Zemaitija region

Traditional Lithuanian farmsteads from the Zemaitija region, Lithuanian Open Air Museum, Rumsiskes, near Kaunas, Lithuania, Baltic States, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Thatched cottages, Otterton, south Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Thatched cottages, Otterton, south Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Typical thatched Irish cottage near Glencolumbkille

Typical thatched Irish cottage near Glencolumbkille, County Donegal, Ulster, Republic of Ireland (Eire), Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Traditional house near Borve

Traditional house near Borve, South Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Thatched cottage, Selworthy, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Thatched cottage, Selworthy, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Thomas Hardys cottage, Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England

Thomas Hardys cottage, Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageThatch Collection: Thatched cottage, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s

Thatched cottage, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s
Thatched cottage, Churchtown, with low metal railings in front of the garden. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageThatch Collection: Merther Lane, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Merther Lane, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The road side view of the school at Merther Lane with a small thatched cottage next door. The school was built in 1889 to serve the parishes of St Michael Penkivel, Lamorran and Merther

Background imageThatch Collection: Pencalenick Lodge, St Clement, Cornwall. Around 1890

Pencalenick Lodge, St Clement, Cornwall. Around 1890
Pencalenick Lodge from the Tresillian end, taken from the road with a seated man on the left. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageThatch Collection: Thatched Cottage, Arkesden, Essex, England

Thatched Cottage, Arkesden, Essex, England

Background imageThatch Collection: Thatched cottages at Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Thatched cottages at Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Thatched cottages at Bolingey. Two men, a little girl and a dog stand by the doorway and a boy poses by the gate. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageThatch Collection: The Wheel Inn and Riverside Cottages, Tresillian, Cornwall. Around 1904

The Wheel Inn and Riverside Cottages, Tresillian, Cornwall. Around 1904
A lady is standing by the low wall at the cottages, near to a stone pile. A second lady is walking by the 14th century thatched Inn. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageThatch Collection: Family group, Little Treveal, Cubert, Cornwall. Around 1890s

Family group, Little Treveal, Cubert, Cornwall. Around 1890s
The family group are posed seated and standing with their dogs outside an unidentified thatched cottage. The group are thought to be the Chenoweth family

Background imageThatch Collection: Steam roller accident in Main Street Grampound, Cornwall. Around 1910-1911

Steam roller accident in Main Street Grampound, Cornwall. Around 1910-1911
An accident where a steam roller from Aveling & Porter of Rochester careered backwards into a house. No one was hurt and the driver lodged for a few nights in the house in the photograph while

Background imageThatch Collection: Detail of an illumination from the 15th century manuscript of the Tres Riches Heures, of Jean

Detail of an illumination from the 15th century manuscript of the Tres Riches Heures, of Jean, Duke of Berry
BOOK OF HOURS: FEBRUARY. Detail of an illumination from the 15th century manuscript of the Tres Riches Heures, of Jean, Duke of Berry

Background imageThatch Collection: Papua, New Guinea, native village

Papua, New Guinea, native village
Native village on Humboldt Bay, Papua, New Guinea, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageThatch Collection: Monemore, Killin, Scotland

Monemore, Killin, Scotland
A row of old low cottages at Monemore, Killin, Striling, Scotland Date: circa 1907

Background imageThatch Collection: Europe, Ireland, Carrick-on-Shannon. Exterior of Andersons Thatch pub. Credit as

Europe, Ireland, Carrick-on-Shannon. Exterior of Andersons Thatch pub. Credit as
Ireland, Carrick-on-Shannon. Exterior of Andersons Thatch pub. Credit as: Dennis Flaherty / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont(RF)

Background imageThatch Collection: UK, England, Dorset, Shaftesbury, Gold Hill

UK, England, Dorset, Shaftesbury, Gold Hill

Background imageThatch Collection: Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageThatch Collection: Cottage on Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Cottage on Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
A cottage on the island of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, northern Scotland, with inhabitants and cattle. Date: 1936




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Thatch: A Timeless Roofing Tradition Across the Globe From the Nipa Houses near Manila, Philippines to Sennen Cove in Cornwall, England, thatched roofs have adorned homes for centuries. These unique structures not only provide shelter but also offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of different regions. In Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset and Galway Gossips from c1887 by Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow, we witness how thatch seamlessly blends with picturesque landscapes. The rustic charm of Old Alresford in Hampshire and Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape further exemplify the enduring appeal of this traditional roofing style. Venturing beyond Europe's borders, Rasta (Rastafarian) colored beachfront accommodation at Sungai Pinang near Padang showcases how they are be infused with vibrant colors and patterns. Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway's Cottage stands as a testament to its historical significance - being both the birthplace and childhood home of Shakespeare's future wife. Traveling eastward to East Bergholt in Suffolk or Thornton-le-Dale within North Yorkshire Moors National Park reveals idyllic cottages topped with meticulously crafted thatched roofs. These quaint dwellings exude an old-world charm while providing warmth and protection against nature's elements. But it is not just houses where thatch finds its place; Quechua Indian families on Floating Grass islands of Uros in Lake Titicaca demonstrate how this versatile material extends even onto floating communities. Whether it be ancient or modern times captured through photographs like Old Time Cottage Wiston or Rasta-colored beachfront accommodations at Sungai Pinang – one thing remains constant: thatched roofs continue to captivate our imagination worldwide.