Talk by Peter Varlow on A Sussex Hall House of 1473 – Friday 15 January, 7.30pm

A Lewes Archaeological Group talk on Zoom

Peter Varlow: A Sussex Hall House of 1473

This is a well-illustrated talk about the architecture, archaeology and documentary history of a typical late-medieval timber-framed hall house in the Weald of Sussex.

Varlow - In an Old House, book cover


Peter draws on evidence from building recording, documentary research, archaeology and dendrochronology that he and Sally Varlow carried out when researching their timber-framed Chailey farmhouse, and gives a colourful glimpse of the life and times of its people – the builders, owners and tenants – over nearly 550 years.

He is a member of the Vernacular Architecture Group and the Wealden Buildings Study Group, and author of ‘From Trees to Timbers: a comparative study of timber quantities in houses’, Vernacular Architecture Journal, 2015. He and Sally captured all their findings in their book, In An Old House, Pomegranate Press, 2017.

The talk will be free, but is limited to 100 people by the Zoom subscription. Please click on the link below to register in advance:–gqDssG9b5B6R5nGEltNDNq0lg8B4h

After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email containing your personal link for joining the meeting. Please don’t reply to this, but email Anne Locke if you have any queries. The email will include a link at the bottom for you to cancel if you are subsequently unable to attend.

The meeting will open from 7.15pm: please join early if you would like any technical help.


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