Dynevor Road Plasterwork

These two houses have been carefully redecorated and almost all of the original features have been preserved. The houses have sash windows, with a top and bottom ‘light’. The window heads have a delicate curve, typical of Ruskin houses. Why are the top window panes in front of the bottom ones?

Inside the windows are the original protective shutters, painted white. Others further down the road have been left with bare wood, or perhaps they were painted once and have been stripped. These shutters fold back during the day. At night they are opened out and locked with long steel bars. Obviously they give protection against burglars, but why do they not reach the top of the windows?