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Great Hall Roof, Hampton Court Palace

Gill, Jonathan Great Hall Roof, Hampton Court Palace. [Client Report] (Unpublished)




The hammer-beam roof within the Great Hall is one of the most celebrated features of Hampton Court. A project to renovate the roof’s covering allowed the archaeological survey and recording of a small area of the roof structure with the specific objective of locating evidence of a former louvre, known to have existed in the late seventeenth century (???), which allowed the release of smoke from a central fireplace within the hall. Evidence relating to the former louvre was identified and recorded including a secondary ridge piece which was inserted when the louvre was filled and mortices within the face of an existing truss which would have supported the louvre structure.

Item Type:Client Report
Subjects:Primary Archives
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Greater London
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:1757
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:08 Jul 2014 08:44
Last Modified:08 Jul 2014 08:44

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