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cruck

(krʌk)
n
(Building) one of a pair of curved wooden timbers supporting the end of the roof in certain types of building
[C19: variant of crook (n)]
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In the master bedroom, which formed part of the original house, the beams reveal its cruck frame and unusual carved timbers.
Other recent contracts have been for the repair of the cruck frame and thatch roof of a listed Leicestershire pub, and restoring the arbour at Jephson Gardens in Leamington for Warwick District Council.
Other works include giant ceramic chaffinch eggs by Joe Hillier, Cruck Frame by Malcolm Lemmon and Owl by Steve Iredale.
A rare example of a cruck barn is for sale at Church Farm Mews in Church Road, Dosthill, Staffordshire A cruck frame is where a pair of long curved timbers lean inwards to support the roof.
Features we managed to retain include the oak panelling and the original cruck frame, which is very rare to find.
The main property still retains many of its original features most notably some magnificent timber framing including close studding, a crossed beamed ceiling in the dining room and vaulted master bedroom with exposed cruck frame.