Cotswolds Great Barns
Ken Bonham's talk will be illustrated with diagrams and photographs, together with a selection of models and a static photograph display
Following a brief introduction on the importance of the barn in pre-industrial society a number of issues will be considered including , the importance of the monasteries, dissolution and the rise of the great landlords.
Examples of important Cotswold Barns discussed will include : Great Coxwell; Bredon; Bradford on Avon; Swalcliffe & Upper Heyford; Middle Littleton. Other examples of barn construction will highlight Cruck barns; Timber-framed aisled barns of Kent and East Anglia and Status barns.
The talk will be illustrated with diagrams and photographs plus a selection of models and a static photograph display
Wotton-under-Edge Civic Centre
2 Gloucester Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DN
Friday 24th November 2017 at 7.30pm
Non-members £5 on the door
The Birdlip Grave Group is the surviving material associated with a multiple burial found in the 1880s. Opinions differ on the identity and even the gender of the original owner. This talk considers the options and looks in fine close-up at many finds.