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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Crown Post Roofs

crownGlossary Term [1] postGlossary Term [2] is a form of construction which creates a stable roof through bracing in several directions. A crownGlossary Term [3] postGlossary Term [4] standing centrally on a tie-beamGlossary Term [5] supports and is braced to a longitudinal collar beam.

Crown-post roof, Kent

The type is known from the 13th century, but was especially popular from the 14th century for domestic building in south east England.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009