Window Shutters

Window Shutters
Window Shutters

1950-2000 / B/W / John Wesley's House / Paper / Photograph

This black and white photograph shows a set of window shutters located on the first floor of John Wesley's House.

Shutters on the inside of windows were a standard feature inside newly-built houses in the 1700s. Shutters were made from panelled wood; they were decorative and helped to keep warmth in the house and cold out. They also added additional security, as shutter locks were usually fitted, which meant the shutters could only be opened from the inside.

John Wesley's House preserves almost all of its original shutters.