Cruck database

Vernacular Architecture Group, 2003 (updated 2015)

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Vernacular Architecture Group (2015) Cruck database [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1031497

Overview

The Cruck Database contains the following fields, many of which are searchable. For definitions of the codes, use the links to Lists of codes from the Query page.

Name of field Description Searchable?
Name/location House name, address, parish and other reference details for building (plus occasional comment) Yes
Site number An additional key field when two cruck buildings have identical names and have not been otherwise distinguished No
Grid reference Alphanumeric grid reference of building Yes
Country Currently England or Wales Yes
Post 1974 County County in which building is located (but not including later unitary authorities) Yes
Pre 1974 county Pre 1974 county in which building is located Yes
Function Function of building. Including: domestic, agricultural, ecclesiastical Yes
Condition Condition of building when recorded. Including: standing, destroyed, moved No
Number of cruck trusses Total number of crucks found within structure (from 1 to 13) Yes
Type of cruck Including: True crucks, jointed crucks, base crucks Yes
Type of apex The different types of apex are illustrated and explained in pages 95-97 of Alcock 1981 Yes
Form of cruck blade Including: Elbowed, straight, smooth single curve Yes
Date of structure Tree-ring date (as given in Vernacular Architecture). This field is not fully updated thus has not been made searchable. No
VA volume number/page number Volume and page number from Vernacular Architecture that the date can be found No
Materials of original structure Including: Brick, timber-framed, stone Yes
Materials of structure when recorded Including: Brick, timber-framed, stone Yes
Non-cruck roof trusses The form of other roofs in the same structure Yes
Published information source Published bibliographic references No
Personal information source Unpublished sources No