Icelandic Journals

Sunday, August 6th, In camp in the home-mead of Herdholt

 

 

‘the turf sides of which are laid herring-bone fashion’

 

 

‘The little house that stands over so many stories of the old days is rather new and trim but picturesque enough, three long gabled aisles, the turf sides of which are laid herring-bone fashion, and there are elaborate dog-vanes on the gables’ (IJ p 107).

 

 

‘ . . . pictures of the turf houses at the folk museum at Glaumbaer. Morris didn’t visit here of course, as it didn't exist then, but I thought the photos illustrate well the points he refers to on 6 August. . .’ (Martin Stott).