Plan-Forms in Smaller Post-Medieval Houses: A Case Study from Norfolk
Author: Longcroft, Adam
Source: Vernacular Architecture, Volume 33, 2002 , pp. 34-56(23)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:This paper explores the late Peter Eden's classification of Cambridgeshire plan-forms published by the Royal Commission in the late 1960s and considers the extent to which it can be applied to Norfolk. Most of the plans in Eden's classification can be identified in Norfolk, though the number and chronology of each is subject to considerable variation. Large numbers of small post-medieval houses survive from an early date in Norfolk where builders appear to have been at or near the forefront of experimentation with new plans. The author concludes by drawing attention to the need for a new national typology of house plans.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2002-06-01