The Growth of the English House (page 2/5)

[picture: Sheldons, Wiltshire [Frontispiece].]

Sheldons, Wiltshire [Frontispiece].

“Sheldons Manor in Wiltshire is a charming example of alteration. The original house, of which the porch is a part, was built by the Gascelyns in the fourteenth century. The sixteenth-century addition with its rectangular, mullioned windows, was built over earlier walls by the Hungerfords, and to their successors [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Gotch]


The Growth of the English House (front cover)

The cover is red with gold stamping. [$]

[picture: 2. Castle Hedingham, Essex]

2. Castle Hedingham, Essex

The Keep (cir. 1130). [more...] [$]

[picture: 3. Castle Hedingham, Essex]

3. Castle Hedingham, Essex

Plans of the Keep.
1. Ground Floor, or Basement.
2. First, or Entrance Floor.
3. The Great Hall.
4. Upper part of Hall, with Gallery.
5. Room over Hall. [more...] [$]

[picture: 4. Castle Hedingham, Essex.]

4. Castle Hedingham, Essex.

A window of the gallery in the hall. [$]

[picture: 5. Castle Hedingham, Essex]

5. Castle Hedingham, Essex

Section of the Keep. [$]

[picture: 6. Castle Hedingham, Essex.]

6. Castle Hedingham, Essex.

A Fireplace.
Showing the short flue leading to a vertical vent in the face of the wall.

[picture: Peak Castle, Derbyshire: Plan of the Site.]

Peak Castle, Derbyshire: Plan of the Site.

Peak Castle is today known as Peveril Castle, and is high above the village of Castleton in the Peak District national park. [more...] [$]

[picture: 8. The Peak Castle, Derbysire (1176)]

8. The Peak Castle, Derbysire (1176)

“The keep itself, which was built in 1176, is very similar in arrangement to the peel-towers of the Scottish border and to the towers which elsewhere formed the nucleus of many fortified houses. It probably represents the first step in domestic planning, and may be regarded as one of the [...] [more...] [$]

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