The Strange Serpentine “crinkle crankle” Walls
In the construction of buildings, walls play an obvious but vital role. All structures depend on walls, but most of us don't think about them except when we hang a picture or get ready to paint. The majority of them are tall, straight, and - almost without exception - quite boring. Walls with wavy patterns have been around for 4,500 years. They date back to ancient Egypt. They are found throughout England, especially in Suffolk, Bramfield, and East Anglia.
In 2016, a blogger in Suffolk posted a column with photos of several crinkle-crankle walls in his town. There were many homes built so many centuries ago, and not just grand estates with lots of lands, that used wavy walls in their design. Some of America's early buildings, including the University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, noted their usefulness and beauty. Jefferson was a fan of wavy walls and requested they be included in the university's design. However, it wasn't just aesthetic appeal that he was after; in his day, wavy walls were less costly to construct. You can get more information by visiting our website.