Timber-framed buildings are a distinctive and treasured part of Britain’s heritage. The oldest of them are medieval but their numbers peaked in the 16th and 17th centuries, with a revival again in the 19th. The majority of timber-framed buildings are houses, but timber was used in all kinds of other buildings, including shops, inns, churches, town halls and farm buildings. Outlining the history of timber-framed buildings, including their construction techniques, regional variations in style, and their social status, this work also shows how the buildings have been treated in subsequent centuries and guides the reader in identifying timber-framing that is concealed behind later work. Illustrated with colour photographs, it is the ideal primer for anyone interested in timber-framed buildings who wants to explore them further.
Author Richard Hayman Published by Shire Publications ISBN 9781784424282 EAN 9781784424282 Bic Code Cover Paperback