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building stones

building stones  

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It is probably true to say that all the rocks that are accessible to humans have been used for constructional purposes at one time or another. In general, the stones ...
timber-framed buildings

timber-framed buildings  

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Until the late 16th or 17th century the majority of vernacular buildings were constructed with timber frames. Dendrochronology has allowed the precise dating of numerous timbers. It is clear that ...
Tudor architecture

Tudor architecture  

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The Tudor monarchy (1485–1603) is not associated with architecture in the same way as Georgian or Queen Anne, though there is notable work at the beginning (see perpendicular) and the end (see ...
urban housing

urban housing  

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The earliest surviving town houses are the 12th‐century stone buildings, notably two on Steep Hill, Lincoln, which had living accommodation on the first floor, with space at street level for a shop, ...
vernacular architecture

vernacular architecture  

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Unpretentious, simple, indigenous, traditional structures made of local materials and following well-tried forms and types, normally considered in three categories: agricultural (barns, farms, etc.), ...
William George Hoskins

William George Hoskins  

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(1908–92)William Hoskins was the great popularizer of local history and, at the same time, the leading academic figure in the subject. He was descended from a long line of Devon yeomen and Exeter ...

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