Plank & Muntin

Shop Wall
Shop Wall detail

The Porch House is one of only a handful properties in Shropshire with  Plank and Muntin walls. By coincidence another example is in the shop  across the road. Even more unusual some of these were originally outside walls.

Plank and muntin walls are constructed by large oak beams typically 200mm x  200mm (8 inches x 8 inches) as a frame with oak panels in between. The  whole wall is very solid but uses a huge amount of timber so must have  been very costly.

Even more remarkable is that one of the Plank and Muntin walls has the faint outline of a medieval pattern painted on the planks, presumably to  brighten up the rather “dull” wood.

The Porch House  Bishop’s Castle

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