April 2019: Short visit to Suffolk to show friends a few hammer-beam roofs. Highlight for me was Earl Stonham church which I had never visited before - a corker - and a great antidote for trying to access the services at South Mimms. There's a new entry now under 'E'.
March 2019: return to working on this website after illness and writing and publishing a novel (under pseudonym).
Various tweaks; new entry and pic under 'Wind Brace' and 'Sole Piece'.
June-July 2017: Sundry entries added, tweaked and illustrated. New pics include 'hip rafter' and 'jetty'.
06/2017: pics and text added to 'lap joint'.
05/2017: Pics and text added to 'Scarf Joint'
Text added to 'Westminster Hall'
04/2017: Pics and text added to 'Mortice & Tenon.'
03/2017: Entries under 'M' and 'P'
08/03/2015: Lincoln Cathedral, high roofs.
15/03/2015: Lambeth Palace Guard Room.
St Edward's, Cheddleton
In a change from my usual research interests, I am currently researching the grounds of the the former mental hospital of St Edward's, Cheddleton, Staffs, now a housing estate. The estate is beautifully situated among the mature trees of the former hospital, and I am investigating the history and the planting of the grounds to the end of writing a statement of significance which may help conserve the unique planting.