Bowhill: the hall roof

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Bowhill: the hall roof

Built around 1500, the open hall retains its fine roof, now carefully restored by English Heritage. It is one of the group of late medieval roofs, made by craftsmen of the Exeter area in a distinctive local manner. Characteristic of their work are the little semi-circular structure running along the apex of the roof, and the use of large principal trusses alternating with smaller intermediate trusses.

Acknowledgments: D. Garner, RAM Museum