Jetties

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The ‘Shambles’ in York, England. A medieval street with buildings constructed in the XIV century. Still well-preserved.


The overhangs of upper floors over floors below are called jetties. It is a construction technique used in medieval timber-framed buildings to increase the available space of the interior.

The so-called half-timbered houses were constructed using first timber framing of walls. The space between polls and planks was later filled in with other building materials like stone, bricks, or some cheaper fill. You will find them in many historical cities in Western Europe >>>.