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Title :

Early recycling : the Anglo-Saxon and Norman re-use of Roman bricks with special reference to Hertfordshire

Author :
SMITH, Terence Paul ;
Conference :
Alban and St. Albans : Roman and medieval architecture, art and archaeology; Leeds; British Archaeological Association ;
Publication year :
2001
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Roman buildings, in towns especially, provided a potential source of ceramic building materials for Anglo-Saxon and Norman builders throughout much of England, with some materials being more useful than others. With a few exceptions, however, it was only in regions lacking good quality building stone that this potential was exploited. Anglo-Saxon churches in Hertfordshire and the Norman work at S. Albans abbey, as well as buildings elsewhere, illustrate the various ways in which material might be re-used. Their general absence from later work was probably due less to exhaustion of supplies than to other factors. Although much can be gleaned from the physical evidence, there are yet several unanswered questions concerning the organisation behind this re-use of Roman materials. ;
Pagination/Size :
1 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5303A - 300-1400 ; Architecture et fouilles ; 530-III - 300-1400 ;
French keywords :
Anglo-saxon (art) ; Architecture ; Brique ; Eglise ; Grande-Bretagne ; Hertfordshire (GBR) ; Matériaux de construction ; Normand (art) ; Romain (art) ; Réemploi ; Saint Albans (GBR), cathédrale ;
Descriptors :
Anglo-Saxon ; Architectural materials ; Architecture ; Brick ; Churches ; Great Britain ; Hertfordshire (GBR) ; Norman ; Reuse ; Roman ; Saint Albans (GBR), cathedral ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24927336 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 19026534081902653394 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;