Plank-Walled Building Techniques and the Church of St. Lawrence, Rushton Spencer
Author: Meeson, Bob
Source: Vernacular Architecture, Volume 14, 1983 , pp. 29-35(7)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Archaeological excavations and architectural recording are constantly throwing new light upon the variety of medieval buildings. This paper collects together some of the recent work upon plank-walled buildings and suggests that they may have formed a significant proportion of the building stock of early medieval England. With that proposal in mind, the timber church of St. Lawrence at Rushton Spencer in N. Staffordshire is interpreted as a plank-walled structure, probably of thirteenth-century date. The earliest surviving part of the crown-post roof is held to be contemporary with the plank-filled wall-frame.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1983-06-01