English brickwork: Tudor to Edwardian

Monday 12th June 2017

9.30am-5pm

The course

An overview of the historical development of the bricks, mortars and manner of manipulating them that stamped its character on Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian brickwork. It also examines the causes of failure and conservative repairs relevant to each period.

The day will include both illustrated lectures and demonstrations.

The tutor

Gerard Lynch LCG, Cert Ed, MA, PhD is an internationally acknowledged Master Craftsman and historic brickwork consultant in the field of brickwork and mortars and their historical conservation.

The combination of his knowledge, practical and technical skills in the use of traditional methods and materials are outstanding.

He is the author of Gauged Brickwork: A Technical Handbook, Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice and The History of Gauged Brickwork.

Participant information

No special clothing or equipment is required, but please bring outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear for the demonstrations.

Fee

£115 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.

Booking

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