Cob and Thatch – The Inside Story


Cob and thatch cottages are quintessentially West Country.  Cob is mud walling, perfectly complimenting thatch in traditional wheat straw or water reed.  Large swathes of the West Country lacking good local building stone have a heritage of cob buildings.  Based on interviews with West Country thatchers and cob wall builders who maintain the region’s remarkable heritage of cob and thatch buildings and sometimes build them anew, this book is packed with photographs of craftsmen at work and traditional buildings from Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset.