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Harewood Castle, interior view of the great hall


Harewood Castle, interior view of the great hall
Description:
1994. Interior view of Harewood Castle, a 14th century fortified manor house off the west side of Harrogate Road. It shows the great hall which measures approx. 16.5 metres by 9 metres. There is a large fireplace set into the south wall and the room above is the solar. The weathering for the steeply pitched roof can also be seen. The most important feature of this room is the elaborate recess, right, with a cusped arch and a crocketed ogee gable (the architectural term 'ogee' defines a gable which is partly concave and partly convex). There is a carved stone frieze of vineleaves and the recess is back lit by a small window. It is widely thought that the recess was used to display treasured plate in the same way as a 'buffet' or 'sideboard' would. In 2001 the Grade I listed building was placed on the 'Buildings at Risk' register as an urgent priority. A grant of £500,000 was provided by English Heritage to enable a three year repair and consolidation programme to get underway, beginning with the south-east and south-west towers. Image courtesy of Paul Baker.

User Comments:

Name:
jack mitchell

Comment:
Can anybody tell me when the common house brick was introduced. I didn't think it was as early as this, yet, this castle appears to be made up of, what looks like, quite a number of them. 4-Feb-08.

Email:
astrojack7mars@msn.com

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Name:
jack mitchell

Comment:
Photographer Paul Baker, has kindly replied,and informs me that, these are NOT common house bricks. They are apparently, MILLSTONE GRIT BLOCKS.

Email:
astrojack7mars@msn.com

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
With reference to Jack Mitchell's comment. WHEN WAS THE COMMON HOUSE-BRICK INTRODUCED? That's a hard one to answer, Jack. The good old common brick was being mass produced in Sumerian times, approximately 6500 years ago. Most of their building were made from clay bricks - even the gigantic Ziggurat in the city of Ur. As archeologists and historians learn more of humanity's history, we will probably come to see that the common brick was in existence many more thousands of years further back in the history of the world.

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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