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Title :

Monastic architecture : destruction and reconstruction

Author :
MORRIS, Richard K. ;
Conference :
The archaeology of Reformation 1480-1580; Leeds; Maney ;
Publication year :
2003
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
This paper is concerned with the knowledge gained from the study of loose worked stones from monastic sites in England and Wales despoiled at the Reformation, and with the archaeological context in which the stones were discovered. These may provide evidence, firstly, for the ways in which the buildings were demolished, and how a monastic complex was re-organized into the equivalent of a modern builders' merchant's yard. Secondly, they constitute potentially invaluable evidence for reconstructing aspects of lost monastic architecture, and for assessing the quantity and quality of monastic building in the last 50 years before the Reformation. The paper is based on the author's experience with architectural stones from sites such as S. Albans, Merton, Sherborne, Eynsham, Hulton, and Coventry, from which illustrations are taken. The methodological problems in studying this material are discussed, especially the provenancing of stones. The conclusion is drawn that a more holistic approach needs urgently to be adopted towards the recording and study of worked stones. ;
Pagination/Size :
9 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Abbaye ; Architecture ; Archéologie ; Destruction ; Dissolution des Monastères (Grande-Bretagne: 1536-1550) ; Grande-Bretagne ; Méthodologie ; Pierre ; Réemploi ; Réforme ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Archaeology ; Architecture ; Destruction ; Dissolution of the Monasteries (Great Britain: 1536-1550) ; Great Britain ; Methodology ; Monasteries ; Reformation ; Reuse ; Stone ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24875636 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1904350003 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;