Houses and History in the March of Wales: Radnorshire 1400-1800 (eLyfr)
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This volume is an attempt to define and date different forms of medieval homestead, and to trace their development in the post-medieval period. The recovery and dating of hall-houses of differing status are major preoccupations of the work. The volume also attempts to place houses in their social contexts. It is a study of homesteads: that is, a study of houses and their immediately associated buildings. Although early free-standing farm buildings are rare, ranges combining house and cowhouse are a key housing type.
A special effort has been made to present visually the results of survey. The text is, to some extent, an extended commentary on the reconstruction drawings. The drawings present interpretations of buildings that have changed dramatically (often with stone replacing timber walls) or have been destroyed since survey. The volume is arranged in four parts. First, the special value placed on timber construction is analysed. Secondly, the plan-types and dating of medieval dwellings are discussed. Thirdly, the transformations of medieval dwellings are charted. The fourth part provides an overview of building survival and upland settlement, drawing on architectural, archaeological, and documentary evidence. The final section analyses the range of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century cruck-trusses recorded during the study and summarizes the results of dendrochronological dating.
- LIST OF COMMISSIONERS
- DRAWING CONVENTIONS
- AUTHOR'S PREFACE
- LAND AND PEOPLE: 'RADNORSHIRE, POOR RADNORSHIRE...'
- CHAPTER 1. THE STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK: TIMBER VERSUS STONE
- CHAPTER 2. THE SOCIAL FRAMEWORK: LORDSHIPS AND TENANTS
- CHAPTER 3. GREAT HALLS: HALL-HOUSES OF LORDSHIP STATUS
- CHAPTER 4. GENTRY HALL-HOUSES: THE TWO-BAYED HALL
- CHAPTER 5. PEASANT HALL-HOUSES: THE SINGLE-BAYED HALL
- CHAPTER 6. WINGED HALL-HOUSES IN COUNTRY AND TOWN
- CHAPTER 7. GREAT HOUSES: MID- AND LATE-TUDOR CHOICES IN PLANNING AND MATERIALS
- CHAPTER 8. HALL-HOUSES AND STOREYED HOUSES: THE PROCESS OF CONVERSION
- CHAPTER 9. PEASANT HALL-HOUSES AND LONGHOUSES
- CHAPTER 10. OLD HOUSES AND NEW PLANS
- CHAPTER 11. SURVIVING HOUSES AND BUILDING CHRONOLOGIES
- CHAPTER 12. LOST COTTAGES: SUMMER DAIRIES AND SQUATTERS' DWELLINGS
- APPENDIX 1. THE CRUCK-TRUSS
- APPENDIX 2. TREE-RING DATES
- NOTES AND REFERENCES
- LIST OF LATE-MEDIEVAL SITES
- PARISHES AND COMMUNITIES
- LIST AND SOURCES OF ILLUSTRATIONS