An archaeological approach to the appearance of cruck buildings in England

Gardiner, Mark (2020) An archaeological approach to the appearance of cruck buildings in England. In: Cruck Buildings: A Survey. Rewley House Studies in the Historic Environment (11). Shaun Tyas, Donington, pp. 50-69. ISBN 9781907730795

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The interpretation offered here seeks to explain some of the otherwise inexplicable aspects of the evidence. We have to understand the relationship between two forms of cruck construction – true and base crucks – and their different patterns of usage, including low-status buildings in the case of the former and better houses for the latter. The papers argues thati instead of seeking to find the fabled origin of cruck building, this form of construction should not be regarded purely as a technological discovery. Rather, it was an idea which was taken up in different ways and in different places. The study draws upon the evidence of excavated buildings to suggest an extended period of development of the idea.

Keywords:crucks, vernacular buildings, houses, Middle Ages
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K210 Building Technology
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:39892
Deposited On:23 Jan 2020 14:06

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