The English Mediaeval House by Margaret Wood

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The English Mediaeval House by Margaret Wood

8vo. pp. xxx, [2], 448. b/w plates & illustrations. glossary. bibliography. index. hardcover. dw. (near fine - light shelf-wear to top edge of dust wrapper). [London]: Studio Editions, [1994].

ISBN-10: 18598911672 / ISBN-13: 9781858911670


This is the first major book on medieval domestic architecture for over a hundred years--a volume substantial in content as in appearance, massively and finely illustrated, in every sense worthy of its great subject. The period covered is from the Norman Conquest to 1540. Margaret E. Wood (later Margaret Kaines-Thomas; 1908 – 1981) was an English archaeologist and author specializing in domestic architecture of the Middle Ages. Wood is praised for writing the first volume dedicated to medieval domestic architecture since publications in 1851 and 1819 by Hudson Turner and John Henry Parker, which remained the authority on the subject until Wood's book THE ENGLISH MEDIAEVAL HOUSE was published. Each chapter of the book focuses on different elements of the medieval house, from the Hall to the Solar, the Parlour and Gatehouse, and on particular types of houses, including Tower Houses and Lodgings.