IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 107: Brick and Tile in the Middle Ages

Monday 13 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:British Brick Society
Organiser:David H. Kennett, Independent Scholar, Shipston-on-Stour
Moderator/Chair:David H. Kennett, Independent Scholar, Shipston-on-Stour
Paper 107-aLuminescence Dating of Medieval Essex Brick
(Language: English)
Thomas Gurling, Luminesence Laboratory, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Social History
Paper 107-bThe Origin of Ceramic Building Materials for the Early Medieval Church at Chipping Ongar, Essex: A Case Study of OSL Dating Applied to Building Archaeology
(Language: English)
Sophie Blain, Institut de Recherche sur les Archéomatériaux, Université de Bordeaux, III / Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History, Technology
Paper 107-cRoof Tile and Brick in Medieval York
(Language: English)
Sandra Garside-Neville, Independent Scholar, York
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Daily Life
Abstract

Brick and tile were extensively used in the middle ages in north-western Europe both in cities and in rural buildings. Dating techniques are becoming more sophisticated and two of the papers look at the relatively new technique of optical luminescence and the insights this provides into the dating of early brick in England.