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1 Projection of a timber-framed upper storey overhanging a wall beneath, usually formed by the cantilevered floor-joists and beams supporting the bressummer from which the projecting timber-framed wall rises. Associated with the jetty are:hewn jetty:wall-post thickened above the lower storey.jetty-bracket:curved bracket under a jetty, usually associated with a support for the bressummer or dragon-beam;jetty-bressummer:cill-beam on the ends of jettied beams or joists, often given additional support by jetty-brackets;jetty-plate:wall-plate of the storey on which the jetty rests;

hewn jetty:wall-post thickened above the lower storey.

jetty-bracket:curved bracket under a jetty, usually associated with a support for the bressummer or dragon-beam;

jetty-bressummer:cill-beam on the ends of jettied beams or joists, often given additional support by jetty-brackets;

jetty-plate:wall-plate of the storey on which the jetty rests;

2 Construction carried out from land into deep water to protect a harbour and act as a landing-stage.

Alcock, Barley, Dixon, & Meeson, (1996)

Typical corner of East Anglian jettied construction (RAM, ABDM, CBA).

Subjects: Architecture.


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