Understanding timber-framed buildings

Timber-framed buildings are what make our villages and market towns special.  This course will explain how these familiar buildings can be made legible, revealing how they were used and when they were built.  It will begin with the felling of trees and their conversion, the carpentry involved in assembling the building and how techniques changed over time. It will then move on to look at the plan form of medieval buildings and how this has evolved, reflecting changing living standards and social conditions. In the afternoon, a visit to four historic buildings will be an opportunity to put this knowledge into practice.

During the course of the day, we will visit about five different historic buildings:  a fabulous untouched medieval timber-framed house; a watermill and miller's house; and an ancient farmhouse with brewhouse and associated farm buildings.



Dr David Andrews
Saturday, 7 July, 2018

Times9.30 - 5


What to Bring

Strong shoes and warm clothing.