Two Late Medieval Brick-Built Undercrofts in Wisbech and the Early Use of Brick in Eastern England

Gardiner, Mark (2022) Two Late Medieval Brick-Built Undercrofts in Wisbech and the Early Use of Brick in Eastern England. British Brick Society Information . ISSN 0960-7870

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Two Late Medieval Brick-Built Undercrofts in Wisbech and the Early Use of Brick in Eastern England

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Abstract

Two brick-built undercrofts are identified in Wisbech. The undercrofts are described and their original form is examined. They are compared with undercrofts in Norwich and other brick buildings in the Fenland area, including Boston. The paper argues that when thee were built brick had not acquired the associations with high-status buildings which was subsequently achieved in the fifteenth century. Brick was used simply because it was a readily available form of masonry.

Keywords:undercroft, Fenland, Wisbech, brickwork, Late Medieval Domestic Architecture
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V360 History of Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
ID Code:47598
Deposited On:07 Mar 2022 15:13

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