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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 702: Medieval Brick Buildings: Patronage and Construction

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:British Brick Society
Organiser:David H. Kennett, Independent Scholar, Shipston-on-Stour
Moderator/Chair:David H. Kennett, Independent Scholar, Shipston-on-Stour
Paper 702-aShared Assumptions or Conflicts of Interest: Patron and Brickworker in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
David H. Kennett, Independent Scholar, Shipston-on-Stour
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 702-bRobert Darcy 1391-1449 and the Patronage of Brick: The Moot Hall, Maldon, Essex
(Language: English)
Michael Tutton, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Local History, Social History

A review of some recent work on the patronage of brick buildings in England and Anatolia, concentrating on issues of who paid for the work and how they were constructed. Two papers show the importance of finance to building projects, in the case of Great Yarmouth, a poor town in the Late Middle Ages, from outside sources, whilst that on Robert Darcy's buildings demonstrates the level of income needed in the 15th century to contemplate construction in brick.