Historic Buildings

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    All our 2017 courses are now on sale. Download our Traditional rural trades and crafts brochure here, you can then book online or give us a call on 01243 811021. If you would like to receive a brochure through the post, or receive our courses e-newsletter, email [email protected]ddown.co.uk or call 01243 811021. Booking Navigate through... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course The number, position and arrangement of timbers provides the evidence for the analysis and dating of timber framed buildings based on stylistic evidence. We will use the Museum exhibit buildings from the South East of England to look at features dating from the late 1300s to the 1900s. Learn to spot the... (more info)
  • Home owners’ day oneSaturday 23rd September 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course Two linked day schools aimed at the owners and guardians of historic homes, from Medieval to Edwardian. The days will cover: History and change – interpreting the historic development of a house and its fixtures and fittings. Materials and structure – what materials the house is built of; how was it put... (more info)
  • Home owners’ day twoSaturday 14th October 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course Two linked day schools aimed at the owners and guardians of historic homes, from Medieval to Edwardian. The days will cover: History and change – interpreting the historic development of a house and its fixtures and fittings. Materials and structure – what materials the house is built of; how was it put... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course A one-day course covering the evidence for Saxon building in timber, roundwood and earth between the end of Roman Britain and the beginnings of timber framed carpentry around 1180 AD. The course will cover the methods of construction, including the tools and materials used. There will be an opportunity to handle real... (more info)