Looking at Buildings

, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Sunday 26th September 2021

Archbrace Roof

arch-bracedGlossary Term [1] roof became a popular late medieval form for the open hall, with a timber archGlossary Term [2] forming bracing beneath the principal raftersGlossary Term [3]. The addition of decoration to the principal timbers was a sign of status.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009