Written sources for English medieval timber architecture

Gardiner, Mark (2015) Written sources for English medieval timber architecture. In: Historic Wooden Architecture in Europe and Russia: Evidence, Study and Restoration. Birkhäuser, Basel, pp. 68-77. ISBN 9783035605426

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Given the wealth of documentary sources which survive for so many aspects of life in medieval England, it is rather disappointing that so few records have survived for timber churches. While further detailed searches would undoubtedly produce a greater harvest, even Salzman – who spent a considerable part of his life perusing documents in the Public Record Office (now The National Archives) – was not able to find many references to timber churches. Although written records are important for understanding the context in which timber churches were constructed and reconstructed, they provide somewhat meagre returns for those studying the buildings themselves.

Keywords:Timber buildings, Churches, Medieval buildings
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V210 British History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:30 Aug 2017 15:14

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