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Monday, 3 June 2013

Stroll through the village to the Norman architecture of Blainville Crevon in Normandy

The campaign of Rouen

conceals small typical villages

still alive

Beautiful half-timbered cottage restored in the village of Blainville - Crevon in Normandy

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For example, the village of Blainville Crevon,

thirty kilometres from Rouen

has retained its charm,

with beautiful restorations

of firm Norman typical

Also restored mansion in the heart of the village of Blainville

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And these restored homes,

are principal residences

Here, no, or very little side houses

restored by Parisian or English,

It is quite remarkable

View of the Church of the Norman village of Blainville Crevon

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In focusing a bit onarchitecture

These Norman mansions,.

can detect some common features

illustrated in the following picture

It is of course studs,

These "bars" of wood

serving structure houses

Details of elements of architecture of a typical Normandy House

in Blainville Crevon:

bricks, mud, cherts (flint stones), studs

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The spaces between studs

are then usually filled by the COB,

a mixture of Earth and straw,

very resistant and insulating

Other local materials

also come into play,

with for the most frequent,

the brick and flint stones

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