Research and Buildings

  • 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)
  • 10am-4.30pm The course This day explores categories of domestic decorations and household goods that tend not to feature in historical documents, such as inventories. We will introduce the rich physical evidence for the ubiquitous trends in interior decoration and furnishings – such as wall paintings, and other fixed decorations, ceramics and cheap print – and... (more info)
  • Bayleaf Tudor Farmstead
    10am-4.30pm The course Publicity about Chichester’s heritage often emphasizes its Roman and Georgian ‘roots’, but much of the layout of the historic city, as well as some of its most important buildings, date from the Middle Ages. This study day explores the historical and archaeological evidence for Chichester and its people from the early Middle Ages... (more info)
  • 10am-4.30pm The course Concentrating on the polite architecture of English great churches and castles, and their heavy investment in carved and painted details, we closely examine meaning in this imagery and explore its historical context to build up narratives of politics, belief and custom that can transform our understanding of what great buildings represented to... (more info)
  • 10am-4.30pm The course Concentrating on the polite architecture of English great churches and castles, and their heavy investment in carved and painted details, we closely examine meaning in this imagery and explore its historical context to build up narratives of politics, belief and custom that can transform our understanding of what great buildings represented to... (more info)
  • 10am-4.30pm The course This day course looks at the documentary evidence for the history of houses, with an emphasis on what it can tell us about their social history. It will introduce participants to the sources and to some of the ways in which you can explore the history of the development of  your house,... (more info)