Kōrero: Building materials

Sod whare, around 1910 (2 o 2)

Sod whare, around 1910

This sod house on the Sumner road near the Heathcote bridge was the home of Captain James Penfold. He built the house from sods cut from the riverbank. Sods are blocks of earth cut with a spade and laid one on top of the other. This layered building technique is clearly visible in the walls.

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Reference: PhotoCD 7 IMG0044

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Early houses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25084/sod-whare-around-1910 (accessed 12 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Jeremy Salmond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010