Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500, by Anthony Emery

By Anthony Emery

This can be the 3rd quantity of Anthony Emery's magisterial survey, higher Medieval homes of britain and Wales, 1300-1500. around the 3 volumes Emery has tested afresh and re-assessed over 750 homes, the 1st finished evaluate of the topic for one hundred fifty years. lined are the complete variety of major houses, from royal and episcopal palaces to manor homes, in addition to group constructions corresponding to educational faculties, monastic granges and secular schools of canons. This quantity surveys Southern England and is split into 3 areas, every one of which incorporates a separate historic and architectural advent in addition to thematic essays caused through key structures. The textual content is complemented all through through a variety of plans and diagrams and a wealth of images displaying the current situation of virtually each apartment mentioned. this can be a necessary resource for somebody drawn to the background, structure and tradition of medieval England and Wales.

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1355 made it the core of the present mid-sixteenthand late eighteenth-century house. The country houses at Prinknash (1520–5 for the last abbot of Gloucester) and Brockworth Court (1534–9 for the abbot of Llanthony) were similarly enveloped in post-medieval developments, but the former retains two fine first-floor rooms (one with an oriel), and the latter retains some contemporary wall paintings in the attic. Far finer are the three country houses for the abbots of Pershore, St Augustine’s, Bristol, and Tewkesbury.

38 The gatehouse at Reading Abbey was rebuilt by George Gilbert Scott in 1861 and looks it, so that the more decorative but little-touched one at Kingswood is the most pleasing entry survival in the region. It is a fitting contrast to the more secular fourteenthcentury version prefacing Standish Court, originally a country house of Gloucester Abbey. Finally, the Shaven Crown at Shipton-underWychwood is a particularly complete fifteenth-century house in form and fenestration, originating as a hospice for the monks of Bruern Abbey nearby and now a hostelry welcoming architectural historians among its many travellers.

F. Emery, The Oxfordshire Landscape (1974) 97. P. J. Jefferies, ‘Social mobility in the 14th century. The example of the Chelreys of Berkshire’, Oxoniensia 41 (1976) 324–36. J. T. Driver, ‘Richard Quatremains: a 15th century squire and knight of the shire for Oxfordshire’, Oxoniensia 51 (1986) 87–103. About 110 sites have been identified so far, modestly adding to the one hundred or so listed by K. J. Allison, M. W. Beresford, and J. G. Hurst, The Deserted Villages of Oxfordshire (1965). Also J.

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