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, 149 . ISSN 0960-7870

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Two late medieval brick built undercrofts in Wisbech are described. It is argued that brick in early buildings had various meanings which was evolving, and was determined by context. Although the two brick-built undercrofts recorded at Wisbech may have been intended for the supply and sale of goods to consumers, the choice of brick for their construction was probably determined more by the need for cheap masonry than any prestigious association. The same is likely to be true for its use in other early medieval undercrofts in eastern England.

Keywords:Brickwork, undercroft, Medieval building
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V490 Archaeology not elsewhere classified
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V360 History of Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
ID Code:47946
Deposited On:24 Mar 2022 14:03

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