The "Norman Hall', Horton Court, Gloucestershire: a reinterpertation

Gardiner, Mark and Hill, Nick (2020) The "Norman Hall', Horton Court, Gloucestershire: a reinterpertation. Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 137 . ISSN 0068-1032

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The ‘Norman Hall’ at Horton Court in Gloucestershire is an early and unusually complete stone building, distinguished, in particular, by a pair of fine entrance doorways. It has previously been identified as a rare example of a 12th-century aisle-less domestic hall. Drawing on recent research work for the National Trust, a new study has been undertaken, examining both the building fabric and historical evidence. It is concluded that it was originally built not as a hall, but as a free-standing private chapel, to serve the adjoining prebendal manor house. The implications of this new identification are considered for the interpretation of contemporary houses and chapels.

Keywords:chapel, medieval hall, Domestic architecture
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V360 History of Architecture
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
ID Code:36541
Deposited On:02 Aug 2019 07:49

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