Re: Real houses

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Posted by Claire on March 14, 2008 at 20:57:07 from user Claire_Morgan.

In Reply to: Real houses posted by Claire on March 13, 2008 at 05:06:00:

In different thread, Owen Roberts wrote;

"I have been in favour of the mirror image as a clue to some of the locations for some time. It could be Beckfoot is a mirror image of a real house."

Well, that opens up some possibilities. I know that at one point a couple of members (Ed and John?), had drawn a plan of Beckfoot. Has anyone compared that with Lanehead or Tent Lodge, reversed or not? When Lanehead became an outdoor pursuits center, was the interior layout changed? Perhaps some of these possibilities could be investigated by someone not on the other side of the world as I am.

Could the proposed plan of Beckfoot be put in the file section of our companion Yahoo TarBoard group?

Owen went on to say, "It always puzzled me that the side of Beckfoot with the principal rooms is facing North." My reaction is that the rooms faced north because that was where the view toward the river was, rather than facing the road. But that is the way *I* would face a building. In that era, were more ordinary houses sited to a view or to access?

One thing that the Beckfoot plumbing discussions did, was give us a glimpse of the culture and amenities of that era, whether pipes or larder locations. I think that here is where comments about the 20's and 30's become really useful, and very much a matter of cultural literacy. If Beckfoot was unusually sited for the era it represented, that could be an indication that it was borrowed from another location or was a reverse image of a real location.

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