On visiting timber-framed public houses the story that the building’s timbers were re-used from a ship will frequently crop up. Such claims are made at the White Horse, Sibton (Suffolk) and the Green Man, Hurst (Berkshire). At the Ship Inn, Southfleet (Kent) the buil...
Re-Visited Campus Galli in 88605 Meßkirch / Germany mostly for the new barn that is almost finished by now. My last visit was in 2019 so it was really time to see how much changed (despite the gorram pandemic). This time I took so many pictures that my battery drained.
Visitors aren’t allowed inside of the barn yet since it will be under construction until the end of the month. That was perfectly fine for me because catching the impression of the almost finished building is what I was after:
This cart also catched my attention so I checked it out closer. Spoiler: It doesn’t come with free rust proofer:
I consider myself lucky with the weather situation by the way. I could see a lot of systems that prevent flooding of the area in action – or not.
The orchard changed a lot since my last visit. The entrance for example is now completed.
Many trees were cut down for the constructions going on. Wood is needed everywhere and for everything on the site and some areas are becoming aerial.
The wooden church also got some changes. Most important the bell tower next to it and also a new porch. Couldn’t get enough of it.
All the other buildings required on a medieval construction site are also still there. Some show a lot of wear by now and constantly ongoing repairs are required.
The masons seem to be busy with a new arch. No idea where it will go tho 🤔 Their space doubles as a place to dry scales of wood in the attic.
This time I also managed to get pictures of some of the livestock!
This was a great day. Didn’t poke my nose outside much over the last year and I really missed excursion like this.
I also recorded some small video snippets so I may eventually come around creating a small video later too 🙂
“Assumed to be an inn for pilgrims but possibly private house for a nobleman. 3-bay hall of arch-braced construction to a crown-post roof (c1400?), with late 15C front range with queen post roof and wind braces. Massive jetty bressumer. St Albans, Hertfordshire. #VirtualVernacular”
“We're reinstating this 1580 #Suffolk #Longhouse at #Orchardbarn Expressions of interest in attending 2020 #traditional #timberframing #courses are now being taken - please email firstname.lastname@example.org #greenoak #heritageskills #CPD #vernacular #handtools #communityproject”
🤩 Please keep posting all the cool pictures. It’s the only way for me (here on the continent) to learn more about the awesome hall houses of Medieval England.
The complete guide to recognising and understanding timber-framed buildings. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, Trevor Yorke takes the reader through the story of these buildings from 1200 to the present day.
Current read: Timber Framed Buildings Explained
That’d be my latest bible on #timberframed / #halftimber [for Britain] by Trevor Yorke. £7.95 / ISBN 978-1-84674-220-0 / Timber Framed Buildings Explained specially for my current interest in traditional hall houses.