1) A horizontal timber, supported by a wall or by posts, which in turn supported the timbering of the roof.

1420 thay awarde and deme that William Selby hafe abouen the same walle space to ryst hys walleplat apon, York

1537 a payr of forks ... vii Sparrs ... a Wallplatt, Bridlington

1538 the inside of the gatehouse wantes in timber for wall playtes, bandes, entre cases, gestes, window selys, Knaresborough Castle

1615 a rough wall to the wall plates and thatch and timber accordingly, Bowland

1642 they will sowe downe theire thatch ... first close to the very wallplates, Elmswell.

dates 1420 1537 1538 1615 1642

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