usually structural walls made of wood and stone masonry.
This type of walls usually have important
structural functions in an old building, due to their special organization.
Even though they do not receive direct vertical
loads, these walls play an important role in the general bracing of the
structures, as they join the walls, floors and coverings, capital for
the global resistence capacity of the building during an earthquake, dissipating
to their importance, wooden framework walls are a very special example
of division walls and as we can find them all through the country
they characterise the whole of the Marquis of Pombal construction.