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parge coat, pargeting, pargework

1. Elaborate plasterwork; especially an ornamental facing for plaster walls decorated with figures in low relief.
2. The interior lining of a chimney flue used to improve its fire protection and to provide a smooth surface.
3. A coat of cement mortar on the face of rough masonry construction.

parget, pargeting, pargetting, parge-work, parging

applying a parget, 3
parget, 1
1. Elaborate plasterwork; esp. an ornamental facing for plaster walls, sometimes decorated with figures in low relief or indented; often used on the exterior of houses in the Tudor period.
2. An interior lining of a flue to provide a smooth surface and to aid in fire protection.
3. In masonry construction, a coat of cement mortar (generally containing dampproofing ingredients) on the face of rough masonry, the earth side of foundation and basement walls, or the like; a parge coat.
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One would normally head south east to study the art of pargeting, the patterning of exterior plasterwork, at its fashionable height in the 17th century.
Pargeting, alternatively 'pargetting' is occasionally glimpsed in this region.
The pargeting detail at Catchgates on the Stockton Road at Abberley in Worcestershire is a most unusual selling point, also dating here to the 19th century.