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St Andrew, Greensted, Essex

RIBA6772
NOTES: This Saxon church lies in a glade and is the one surviving log-church in England. The age of the church is controversial: it was said to be one of the shrines at which St Edmund's body rested in 1013, though Dendro-magnetic tests would suggest an earlier date of c.850.

St Andrew, Greensted, Essex

RIBA6773
NOTES: This Saxon church lies in a glade and is the one surviving log-church in England. The age of the church is controversial - it was said to be one of the shrines at which St Edmund's body rested in 1013, though Dendro-magnetic tests would suggest an earlier date of c.850.

St Nicholas, Denston, Suffolk: detail of the arch-braced roof with cambered tie-beams

RIBA6828
NOTES: A church existed on this site from the 12th century, but it was rebuilt in 1475 by Sir John Howard and John Broughton.

St John the Baptist, Needham Market, Suffolk: the unique hammer-beam roof shaped like the hull of a ship

RIBA6839
NOTES: The roof was hidden by a barrel-vaulted plaster ceiling until it was uncovered during restoration in 1880. The angels on the hammer-beams were added in 1892.

St John the Baptist, Bere Regis, Dorset: detail of the elaborate timber roof of the nave

RIBA6895
NOTES: A parish Church 11th century in origin, but largely rebuilt in the 12th century. Enlarged over subsequent centuries, it was restored c 1875 (including the roof) by George Edmund Street. The outstanding timber roof is 1485.
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