The history of sash windows

A sash window, also known as a hung sash window, comprises one or more moveable panels – these are the sashes. These sashes make up a frame to hold the panes of glass, which may be separated into smaller panes by glazing bars or small moulded strips of wood.

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The term sash window is used to describe windows that slide open vertically or horizontally. They can also be known as a sliding sash or a Yorkshire sash.

When were sash windows invented?

Sash windows are often thought to have come from Holland in the 17th century; however, the oldest surviving sash windows were actually seen here in England and date back to the 1670s. The stunning Ham House in Richmond-upon-Thames, which was originally built in 1610, is known for having one of the first examples of early sash windows. It is believed that the original creator was …