Roman ones, yes, but not brick.
2008/8/26 Patrick McManus <[log in to unmask]>:
> No Roman ones?
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> first brick building in Leicester: 1702 - the Unitarian Meeting House
> on East Bond Street. First street with brick town houses: New Street,
> somewhere in the 18th century, but there weren't many of them, you can
> tell the Regency stuff (which is when the build began) from the
> Victorian by the shapes of the bricks.
> But all of it is only in the city centre area.
> I sit corrected on the wattle-and-daub: that is what I colloquially
> meant by mud huts.
> 2008/8/26 Robin Hamilton <[log in to unmask]>:
>> I'd like a specific cite on this, dave.
>> I'm a connoisseur, and while bricks don't become Ford-standard till the
>> 18thC, you've got bricks as far back as the 1550s.
>> Bricks simply made more *sense* than mud.
>> Unless you're talking wattle-and-daub, and USAmerica still builds them
>> way today, though they call them timberboard.
>> (Not that any sensible UK building society would provide a mortgage on an
>> average American house -- we had the GF of L, all the USAmericans had was
>> the Great Chicago Earthquake of 1968.)
>> Oops, sorry, this is off-topic.
>> I mean, houses were falling down all over the shop when Crabbe was writing
>> in the early 19thC, but at least, they were *brick houses.
>> (Actually, three story bloody houses were falling down in *Rome in the
>> AD -- there's an Edwin Morgan poem that turns on this.)
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>> Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:34 AM
>> Subject: Re: composing on horseback
>>> Push time a little onwards, last year I walked out Cobbett's
>>> description of Leicester in the early 1800's: mud huts, in the
>>> villages, that are now the middle-class suburbs, were what most people
>>> actually lived in, unless they were squires or vicars.
> David Bircumshaw
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