So sorry to leave you at the “outhouse” for months (last post), but there’s been too much to do and see outdoors these days. So here are some wonderful pictures of a recent visit to an early stone-ender in Lincoln, Rhode Island – the 1693 Arnold house. And yes, galleting and sneck harling is real, and what the Scots call their method of parging the stone end with lime-based mortar. Some of us will miss seeing the lovely stones, but SPNEA, now Historic New England, decided after much research, that, as in Europe, this was the original treatment to stone ends to protect them from weather. Here are two examples, one with, and one without, in the same town. The one without, I believe, is a private residence – and they seem to be doing just fine, without.
Also, because the Arnold house is unfurnished, I was able to take a few interior shots. Enjoy!