The aim of this site is to aid research into British medieval architecture in wood, especially the late medieval open hall.
Academic papers are offered alongside detailed information on the ‘Devizes Heads’.
We offer the viewer an insight into certain elements of British medieval architecture, mainly focusing on timber-framed construction methods in central southern England. In particular we will explore, through digital technologies, the joints employed by medieval carpenters to frame a house and their chrono-typologies. The study of which is based on solid dates derived from dendrochronological investigations (tree-ring dating) and the influences of the ‘Black Death’. We will also report on the medieval corbel heads from Devizes (Wiltshire), employing virtual technologies to explore the techniques of their manufacture.