hammer beam


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hammer beam

n
(Building) either of a pair of short horizontal beams that project from opposite walls to support arched braces and struts
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But they could also have gone for the much larger Great Hall, billed as England's "last and greatest medieval hall" where royals danced under-neath its hammer beam ceiling.
The same goes for the Great Hall which was restored in the 1880s, although its hammer beam roof survives from the original hall erected here by James IV in about 1510.
The completed chancel features the only double hammer beam roof in Canada as well as some of the best heraldic stained glass windows in the country.
Inside, a false hammer beam nave roof; chancel arch with polished granite corbel shafts - stained glass E window by Heaton, Butler & Bayne 1899.
The room has a garderobe in the corner and an incredible hammer beam roof which can be enjoyed by guests today when they holiday at Shute Barton.
Natural light floods through the carefully placed voids from new dormers and existing windows, while the dramatic hammer beam timber trusses have been exposed within the new upper living spaces.
Beneath its three-storey high hammer beam ceiling some guests chatted quietly over an afternoon cup of tea, while others read books and newspapers in near silence.
Llanidloes has transformed itself from a rural village to a weaving town and is now a popular centre for artists and crafts folk One of mid Wales' most attractive towns, its four main streets meet at the black-and-white market hall, built on timber stilts in 1600 Llanidloes is home to the parish church of St Idloes whose impressive 15th-century hammer beam roof is said to have been taken from Abbey Cwmhir It was an unlikely centre of political unrest in 1839 when Chartists stormed a hotel, dragging out and beating up special constables who were dispatched to the town to suppress the political fervour of the local flannel weavers Picture: ROBERT PARRY JONES To order your copy of this picture, please fill in the form on page 4