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Sketchbook of Building Construction details: p. 14 Sketches of skew cope and skew late 1880s
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper
18.2 x 13.3
inscr.: "Sketch of Skew Cope / Sketch of Skew"
Skew is a Scottish term which commonly refers to sloping structural elements. More specifically it is the sloping tabling which caps a gable and is upstanding above the plane of the roof. Where slates or tiles butt up against the skew, they were usually covered by a mortar fillet, which now tend to be replaced by flashings, to prevent water ingress. For further examples of skews see: 53010/5 & 53010/6.
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