Historic Buildings

  • Magical protection of historic buildingsWednesday 9 September 2020
    10am-5pm The course A lecture-based day to find out more about how the elements of protection that were part of the fabric of historic buildings. These might be spiritual middens, the contents of which have been carefully analysed as well as exactly where they have been found in the building. These groupings of object might... (more info)
  • 9.30am-5pm The course This day school will look at houses in the Weald as homes in which families lived and worked. It will consider both the continuity and changes which occurred from the late Medieval period, through transitional stages to the early-modern era. It will place the houses in both their historical context and landscape... (more info)
  • Colour used in historic buildingsThursday 10 September 2020
    10am-5pm The course How and when was colour applied to historic buildings externally and internally? What are the clues to look for? The main focus of this lecture-based day is brick and timber framed buildings. Suitable for specialists and home owners. The tutor Timothy Easton is an independent academic, and has written widely on rituals... (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)