An “ashlar piece” in building is an upright piece of timber framed between the common rafters and the wall plate.
Catherine stirred and moaned, and I stopped long enough to take the key out of the wall plate.
Where the posts carried wall plates the struts SS were not needed, the wall plate supporting the undermined post as a beam.
A number of heavy logs had holes in their upper ends, and the wall plate was rove through them.
A small rectangular panel, usually made of plastic, fixed to the wall, on which sockets and switches are mounted. These connect to wiring hidden in the wall. Common examples would be electrical mains and telephone sockets.