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Posted by John Nichols on May 10, 2003 at 16:26:26 from user Mcneacail.

In Reply to: Death and Glories posted by John Nichols on May 10, 2003 at 16:24:50:

I was sent the follwoing note:

but I believe that you and
Ed have the doors in Beckfoot swinging the wrong way. In houses up until the
mid 60's the doors swung into the room not back against the wall. The logic
behind this was that the door could be ajar and passers by could not look
into the room which they could do if swung on the other jamb, back against
the wall. Needless to say, the amount of space taken up by the arc of the
swing cut into the space in the room and thus in the late 60's when houses
were becoming more compact, the doors started to be swung back against the
wall. You will notice that still in more gracious homes where space is not
at a premium, the doors swing into the room. Another reason is to conserve
the warmth in a room as the dor even though ajar, did not allow the draughts
to wizz around the room.

I will adjust the doors.


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