Researching the History of Dovecotes in Britain and Ireland

For enquiries please contact June Hill formerly June Hall at junehill gmail. Documents for building history, visit to Carlisle Archives reader ticket required Max. February Tuesday 13th, Documents for building history, visit to Kendal Archives reader ticket required Max. March Tuesday 27th, , Study Day: The hall, which is open to the public, has six historic rooms to view, and a fine selection of 17th century furniture. In May, we visited the spectacular Honister Slate Mines the darkness and a mile of tunnels, passages and caverns brought to mind the not only the international trade in Cumbrian stone but also the grim working conditions of the workers over the past few centuries. In September we held our fifth AGM in the Great Hall of Naworth Castle , which had been burnt to a cinder in and re-vamped in the nineteenth century. The meeting was followed by a guided tour, by our Patron Phillip Howard, of his family home.

Brattleboro Retreat (Vermont Asylum for the Insane)

Dating historic buildings Broadly speaking there are three methods of dating. Buildings are often roughly datable by their style. See the style section of this website for an introduction and bibliography, with pages and bibliographies on specific styles. Dating by style depends on having a corpus of firmly dated examples.

The Shotgun house is an example of an American vernacular style: A pair of single shotgun houses, dating to the s, in the Campground Historic District of Mobile, Alabama Vernacular architecture is an architectural style that is designed based on local needs, availability of construction materials and reflecting local traditions.

Work on the 55km dual three-lane bridge and tunnel sea crossing, the world’s longest, began in December and includes a On the Hong Kong side the link to the tunnel and main bridge starts from a hectare artificial island east of Hong Kong International Airport where the Boundary Crossing Facilities are located. The Hong Kong Port is served by various modes of public transport including franchised buses, green minibuses, coaches and taxis.

Having passed through immigration control at the Boundary Crossing Facilities Building, passengers can interchange to a hour frequent shuttle bus service to travel to the Zhuhai and Macao control points. The service operates at a frequency of 5 minutes in peak hours, 10 to 15 minutes during non-peak daytime hours and minutes overnight. To serve the Hong Kong Port three new franchised bus routes and one green minibus route.

There will also be one green minibus route from Tung Chung to Hong Kong Port via the catering area in the airport island. In addition to the new routes, nine existing direct “A” airport bus routes are being extended to serve the Hong Kong Port. Apart from franchised buses, contract hire coaches for tour groups and all taxi types urban – red, New Territories – green and Lantau – blue can serve the Hong Kong Port control point.

In addition to shuttle buses, to cross the bridge passengers can also use cross-boundary coach services which provide direct point-to-point services from Hong Kong destinations to destinations in Mainland and also in Macao. Travellers can also take cross-boundary hire cars. A dedicated website providing detailed information regarding transport options for getting to and across the bridge and passenger clearance procedures has been launched; https:

Building Conservation Bookshop

Hydraulic Lime Mortar Geoffrey Allen This best practice guide to using hydraulic lime mortar is the result of a research project by the UK Limes team which studied the performance application and classification of hydraulic limes for the construction industry. It will prove invaluable for all building practitioners, contractors and tradesmen specifying or handling hydraulic lime on site. Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildings R Ashton, P Swallow and D Watt This book provides a practical guide to measured buildings surveys with a special emphasis on recording the fabric of historic buildings.

It will be of interest to all practitioners working in the field of conservation who need accurate surveys of buildings and small sites.

WHAT’S NEW. HONG KONG – ZHUHAI –MACAU ROAD BRIDGE Following an offical opening ceremony on 23rd October, the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge (HZMB) will opened to the public the following day, Wednesday 24th October

Construction of the 5-storey building, which was designed by internationally renowned architects, Foster and Partners, began in The rooftop deck offers degree panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and includes two outdoor event spaces, one with grass lawn and an outdoor performance venue with person grandstand. The deck is open from 7am to midnight and admission is free.

Since its establishment, Tung Lin Kok Yuen has played a significant religious and educational role in the Chinese community for its strong association with the early development of female education, and the development and teaching of modern Chinese Buddhism. Tung Lin Kok Yuen adopted Western structural forms, combined with traditional Chinese designs, details and decorations, such as flying eaves, brackets and glazed tile roofs. Internal decorative features, including aisle railings and wall and ceiling mouldings, are also in strong Chinese colours and design.

With its arrowhead-shaped building plan, Tung Kin Kok Yuen’s appearance resembles a giant ship, symbolising one of Mahayana Buddhism’s concepts of ferrying all beings to the “other shore”, or in other words enlightenment itself.

Dating Old Buildings

National Register Nomination Information: The Brattleboro Retreat, a acre comprehensive mental health treatment center founded in , consists of 58 buildings and sites, 38 of which are contributing historic structures that date from to The complex encompasses large-scaled brick buildings for patient accommodations and therapy, ancillary cottages, residences, spring house, tower, and farm buildings, all set in a scenic environment of landscaped grounds, open meadows, woods, and fields.

Tables of Tree-Ring Dated Buildings in England and Wales. A useful set of tables of tree-ring dating reports compiled mainly from entries published annually in Vernacular Architecture and available in two forms: national lists arranged mainly by half-century and county lists approximately in chronological order. These tables provide an additional resource to the Dendrochronology Database.

About Vernacular architecture The mass of the population before the Industrial Revolution worked the land. Few small houses date back to the Middle Ages. Styles vary by region, reflecting local materials and and needs. Timber was the usual material for small and medium-sized houses in areas where good timber was available. Dating timber buildings is notoriously difficult.

Since the same techniques were used for centuries, the safest approach is to get a dendro-date for a main timber that does not appear to be reused. General bibliography for vernacular building in Britain and Ireland. Earth building Mud or turf provided the cheapest kind of walling. Cob – unbaked clay with organic material to bind it – is durable if plastered over and kept from damp at top and bottom. The earliest standing examples in the British Isles date from around , but these are exceptional.

Ancient Greek architecture

Location Apple Stores Sandy Brown has advised on the acoustic design for many Apple stores across the world, working in collaboration with Foster and Partners. To date we have advised on 24 stores in 13 different countries. These include stores in historical buildings and on new-build sites. Read more Belfast campus, University of Ulster Three new buildings adjacent to the existing Belfast campus building in the up-and-coming Cathedral Quarter.

The main building contains art and design workshops, engineering test facilities, including an anechoic chamber, bio-medical facilities, lecture theatres and a learning resources centre. Each has a total area of just over 35, sq.

The architecture of England is the architecture of modern England and in the historic Kingdom of often includes buildings created under English influence or by English architects in other parts of the world, particularly in the English and later British colonies and Empire, which developed into the Commonwealth of Nations.. Apart from Anglo-Saxon architecture, the major forms of non.

Vernacular buildings have for the most part been studied in isolation from their wider historic setting, a trend which reflects how our study of the past has been fragmented into sub-sets of buildings, sites, landscapes and documents. It will focus therefore on questions of setting, the wider organisation of public and private space in communities and the identities that can emerge from such distinctive patterns. Many fertile lines of enquiry are capable of emerging from this focus.

How were houses and other buildings orientated in relation to plots, roads, communal spaces and key buildings such as the parish church? Do these relationships enable us to predict the use of certain buildings simply, or mainly, from their position? How do such patterns vary from region to region? To what extent did the positioning of entrances and windows facilitate or frustrate particular movements or sightlines? How far, and in what ways, was the design of buildings manipulated to achieve a calculated impact on those approaching or passing?

What was the boundary between public and private space and how was it expressed? What inferences can we draw from the distribution of houses of different function, form and scale within communities? How far can we rely upon the depiction of such relationships in historic maps? What other sources illuminate these relationships? The full programme is now available and has been posted or emailed to members. The deadline for booking is Monday 3 December

Architecture of England

The theme will be Vernacular Survival: This is a period which has not aroused unanimous enthusiasm among vernacularists. The vernacular architecture of the period between the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth century is apt to be represented as a long, uneventful diminuendo, spelling the gradual extinction of a living vernacular tradition.

About us: The Cumbria Vernacular Buildings Group was launched in June Membership is open to all individuals and groups that have in an interest in Cumbria’s rich building heritage.

The inscribed property comprises 30 ha and it has a buffer zone of ha. Its decline in the later 19th century ensured that it has retained its traditional urban tissue to a remarkable degree. The town reflects a fusion of indigenous and foreign cultures principally Chinese and Japanese with later European influences that combined to produce this unique survival.

The town comprises a well-preserved complex of 1, timber frame buildings, with brick or wooden walls, which include architectural monuments, commercial and domestic vernacular structures, notably an open market and a ferry quay, and religious buildings such as pagodas and family cult houses. The houses are tiled and the wooden components are carved with traditional motifs.

They are arranged side-by-side in tight, unbroken rows along narrow pedestrian streets. There is also the fine wooden Japanese bridge, with a pagoda on it, dating from the 18th century. The original street plan, which developed as the town became a port, remains. It comprises a grid of streets with one axis parallel to the river and the other axis of streets and alleys set at right angles to it.

Typically, the buildings front the streets for convenient customer access while the backs of the buildings open to the river allowing easy loading and off-loading of goods from boats. The surviving wooden structures and street plan are original and intact and together present a traditional townscape of the 17th and 18th centuries, the survival of which is unique in the region. The town continues to this day to be occupied and function as a trading port and centre of commerce.

The living heritage reflecting the diverse communities of the indigenous inhabitants of the town, as well as foreigners, has also been preserved and continues to be passed on. Hoi An is an outstanding material manifestation of the fusion of cultures over time in an international commercial port.

Paul Oliver – By, Of, And For: Vernacular Prepositions

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