The natural beauty of our clay roof tiles is something that so many builders and home owners desire to complete their building projects, but the roof is not the only place where our clay roof tiles will make a property look fabulous.
Vertical wall hanging of our clay roof tiles is another great way to make any property look fantastic. Although a tiling method employed on many 1930 style properties, even more modern buildings can look remarkable with the weathered beauty of clay roof tiles vertically placed.
Bay window units and wall expanses beneath a run of windows look great with rows of natural blended clay roof tiles.
Sometimes the balance of old and new can look quite amazing whether vertical tiling or traditional roof tiling is used with our naturally beautiful range of clay roof tiles.
Often enhanced by grey or black flashings, our clay roof tiles will look gorgeous when hung vertically on a property.
West Sussex is a lovely county in South East England and is situated on the English Channel coast. The county itself comprises the shire districts of Adur, Arun, Chichester, Horsham, and Mid Sussex, and the boroughs of Crawley and Worthing. Covering an area of 769 square miles, West Sussex borders Hampshire to the west, Surrey to the north, and East Sussex to the east. The county town and only city in West Sussex is Chichester. Administratively the ancient county of Sussex had been divided into six rapes with the three western rapes being administered separately from the eastern rapes. This was legally formalised with the establishment of West Sussex Council in 1888 but within the ceremonial Sussex.
A rape is a traditional territorial sub-division of the county of Sussex, formerly used for various administrative purposes. Their origin is actually unknown, but they appear to predate the Norman Conquest. The rapes formed the basis of local government in the county of Sussex.
There are various theories about their origin. Possibly surviving from the Romano-British era or maybe representing the shires of the kingdom of Sussex. The Sussex rapes, like the Kentish lathes, go back to the dawn of English history when their main function would have been to provide food rents and military manpower to the king. The rapes may also derive from the system of fortifications devised by Alfred the Great in the late ninth century to defeat the invading Vikings.
The Sussex rapes each had a headquarters in the developed south where the lords hall, court, demesne lands, principal church and peasant holdings were located, whereas to the north there were smaller dependent settlements in the marsh, woodland and heath. Each rape was split into several hundreds and although not always exact, a hundred would typically refer to an area of one hundred square miles.
After the reorganisation of local government in 1974, the ceremonially fictions of the historic county of Sussex was divided into two separate counties, with the western half becoming West Sussex and the eastern half East Sussex. The existing East and West Sussex councils taking control respectively, with Mid Sussex and parts of Crawly being transferred to West Sussex administration from East Sussex. In the 2011 census, West Sussex recorded a population of 806,900.
West Sussex has a long history of human settlement dating back to the Lower Paleolithic era. The Romans conquered the West Sussex Britons, and incorporated the area as a Roman province. During the Early Middle Ages, the Saxons settled the area, establishing the Kingdom of Sussex in 477, which lasted until c.827 when the kingdom was annexed by Wessex.
West Sussex has a wealth of gorgeous scenery, including wealden, downland and coastal. The highest point of the county is Blackdown, at 919 feet. It has a number of stately homes including Goodwood, Petworth House and Uppark, and castles such as Arundel Castle and Bramber Castle. Over half the county is protected countryside, offering walking, cycling and other recreational activities.
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