>>From: "McCrone, Peter (NE)" [log in to unmask] wrote:
Cob and clunch/pise/etc walls will often have a wide coping to do the same (some thatched ones in the south of Emngland).
I remember the late Bill Putnam once telling us that he received a phone call from a friend who had recently bought a cottage in Dorset, telling him in a state of horror that he had discovered his new house was made of mud! Bill had many an entertaining stories like that, many often deriding fellow archaeologists and one in particular who will not mention here. :-(