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Scottish hammerbeam roofs, and one that isn't

Scottish hammerbeam roofs, and one that isn't This paper analyses in brief the structural functioning of the surviving medieval hammerbeam roof at Darnaway Castle and goes on to examine that recently reconstructed over the great hall at Stirling Castle, suggesting different interpretations of how the original behaved. It then turns to the roof of the Parliament House in Edinburgh, often miscalled ‘hammerbeam’, and attempts to demonstrate the structural relationships within its complex design. Finally a suggestion is made as to a possible symbolic intention behind its most prominent feature. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Scottish hammerbeam roofs, and one that isn't

Architectural Heritage , Volume 13 (1): 20 – Jan 1, 2002

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
ISSN
1350-7524
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1755-1641
DOI
10.3366/arch.2002.13.1.20
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Abstract

This paper analyses in brief the structural functioning of the surviving medieval hammerbeam roof at Darnaway Castle and goes on to examine that recently reconstructed over the great hall at Stirling Castle, suggesting different interpretations of how the original behaved. It then turns to the roof of the Parliament House in Edinburgh, often miscalled ‘hammerbeam’, and attempts to demonstrate the structural relationships within its complex design. Finally a suggestion is made as to a possible symbolic intention behind its most prominent feature.

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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