Sunday, 19 February 2012

A roof over my head


Whilst lying down on a ramble, I couldn't fail to notice this beautiful example of a fine hammerbeam roof at Marsham.
Such craftsmanship, such glory, such beauty. We are the richer for being able to enjoy. Huzzah!

-> Thadeus <-

12 comments:

  1. But glory to whom Thadeus? The craftsmen who built it, the patrons who paid for it, or to something higher? I know who I would choose!

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    1. My dearest Many Coats, to the gifted craftsmen, for me of course!

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    2. My dear Thadeus, you are something higher!

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    3. My dear Munro, a fine observation Sir, however it is only when I stand up that I am this height.

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    4. All this talk of height and height associated punning and whatnot. I thought that you Thadeus were bigger than that.

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    5. To the Glory of bloody Henry Sandon I suppose.

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  2. Thad my man, that is a wikkkk-ed picture, dude, that is the happy-hour of photo's, like you should put that for some competition thing ma man you know? BBc 'n stuff like that, bro, like people gonna notice you, hear? You got the Lens Magic, The Eye, fo' real, you know? Cool clickin.

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  3. Dearest Baz,
    owzit it hangin man, you is most kind wid de comment fings man
    i iz most deeelited with yo appreciashun.
    Bro, dude.

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  4. A stunning photograph Thadeus! I love the white light on one side, and the blue on the other side of the clerestory. Huzzah!

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  5. The very first hammer beam roof I saw was in Perth Town Hall. Personally, it's the most dramatic feature of the hall. Where can I find this in Marsham? Judging by the picture, it looks like a church.

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  6. Yes, Rolf, the picture was taken from a church. Most hammer beam roofs are found in the churches of England, particularly in the eastern counties. Most of the hammer beam roofs I've seen were decorated with winged angels holding a shield.

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