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1980 ‘Whiteheads, Hatfield Broad Oak - an Essex Lobby-entrance House Reconsidered’, Post-Medieval Archaeology volume 14, pages 189-96 (with Ian Johnson). (A farmhouse wrongly identified by Maurice Barley and others as a lobby-entrance house of 1560 is found to have developed in stages at three different periods; the date displayed is fraudulent).

1981 ‘Reading the Timber’, Period Home (in five issues, from April to December 1981). (Describes how to read clues in timber-framed buildings to former features which are now missing).

1981 ‘Antique Ironwork: Wrought Iron Windows - Part 1’, Period Home volume 2 number 3, (October/November 1981) pages 44-5. (About the wrought iron casements in common use from the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century, with examples from Essex and Suffolk).

1982 ‘Antique Ironwork: The Development of Glass and Wrought Iron Windows - Part 2’, Period Home volume 3 number 1 (June/July 1982), pages 13-7. (More about the above, with a brief history of the early use of glass windows in vernacular houses).

1982 ‘Antique Ironwork: Cast Iron Windows and Fanlights’, Period Home volume 3 number 3 (October/November 1982), pages 5-9. (About the cast iron fanlights of the late eighteenth century, and the cast iron windows of the nineteenth century).

1982 ‘A Smoke-Curing Chamber at Brockley’, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History volume 35 part 2, pages 117-21 and Plates V-VII. (About a chamber for curing meat, etc., in the roof of an early seventeenth-century farmhouse in Suffolk).

1982 ‘Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer’, Country Life, 11 November 1982, pages 1472-3. (About the earthen buildings of Buckinghamshire, known locally as 'witchert').

1983 ‘Discovering Old Water Pumps’, Period Home volume 4 number 3 (October/November 1983), pages 8-10. (About eighteenth and nineteenth-century water pumps, with examples in Essex).

1984 ‘No. 2, Church Path, Wendens Ambo’, Historic Buildings in Essex number 1 (December 1984), pages 11-16. (with drawings by Douglas Scott). (About a small village guildhall converted to a house at the Dissolution of the guilds in 1549).

1985 ‘The Introduction of the Lamb’s Tongue Stop’, Historic Buildings in Essex number 2 (September 1985), pages 2-5 (with drawings by Douglas Scott). (Better known outside Essex as the scroll chamfer stop; produces evidence that it was in fashionable use in Essex by 1564, and in vernacular use soon afterwards).

1985 ‘The Bread Oven’, Period Home volume 6 number 3 (March 1985), pages 23-6. (About the brick bread ovens installed in farmhouses and cottages in the nineteenth century).

1987 ‘Brick Nogging in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, with examples drawn mainly from Essex’ Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society volume 31, pages 106 - 33. (The infill of timber frames with bricks is often regarded as a modern development. This paper produces evidence that the practice was highly fashionable in England from the fifteenth century).

1987 ‘Is Clay Lump a Traditional Building Material?’, Vernacular Architecture volume 18, pages 1-16. (This material is known internationally as adobe. Questions earlier assertions that it is an ancient material in Britain, and shows that it came into use in East Anglia only in the nineteenth century).

1987 ‘The First Cottage of Clay Bats?’ Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society volume 76, pages 113-21. (Clay bat is the local name for clay lump in Cambridgeshire. About the first use of this building material at Great Shelford in 1791. It was widely adopted in Norfolk and Suffolk in the nineteenth century).

1987 ‘Tollesbury Hall, Tollesbury, a Thirteenth-Century Manor House’, Essex Archaeology and History volume 18 (third series), pages 1-16 (with Douglas Scott). (About a timber-framed aisled hall built for Barking Abbey, still present and occupied, although much altered).

1988 ‘Dissatisfaction with Builders in the Sixteenth Century’, Historic Buildings in Essex number 4 (November 1988), pages 9 -10. (Quotes extensively from William Horman, 1519).

1991 ‘An Historical Enquiry into the Design and Use of Dovecotes’, Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society volume 35, pages 89-160 with an Addendum in volume 36, pages 137-8. (A major study exposing some persistent historical fallacies about dovecotes. A more realistic biological approach to the subject is introduced).

1993 ‘Brentwood Marking in Cornwall’, Historic Buildings in Essex number 7 (September 1993), pages 9-12. (A carpentry technique associated with Essex is found in a fort in Cornwall built for King Henry VIII).

1994 ‘The Dovecote of Berechurch Hall’, Essex Archaeology and History volume 25 (third series), pages 285-8 (with Kenneth Robins). (Reconstructs a derelict brick dovecote of circa 1800 near Colchester).

1994 ‘An Eighteenth-Century Dovecote at Stewkley’, Records of Buckinghamshire volume 36, pages 120-8. (About an octagonal dovecote dated 1704 with ornamental brickwork and part of a revolving ladder).

1995 ‘The Conservation of Historic Dovecotes’, Journal of Architectural Conservation volume 1, number 2, pages 78 - 96. (Of special interest to architects and others concerned with the conservation of dovecotes). ( Click here for a summary & Back to Return)

1995 ‘Dovecote Design down the Ages’, Farming and Conservation volume 2, number 3 (January 1995), pages 12-5.

1995 ‘Another Thynge Done in Haste’, Historic Buildings in Essex number 9 (September 1995), pages 9 - 11. (Describes a mistake made by a royal carpenter in building the roof of the building misleadingly known as Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge in Chingford, Essex - but in fact built for Henry VIII in 1543).

1996 ‘The Influence of Rodents on the Design and Construction of Farm Buildings in Britain, to the mid-nineteenth century’, Journal of the Historic Farm Buildings Group volume 10, pages 1-28. (A major study of the dating and effects of the introduction of the brown rat Rattus norvegicus to Britain in the mid-eighteenth century).

1997 ‘The Dovecote at Hedingham Castle’, Essex Archaeology and History volume 28 (third series), pages 294-8. (About an octagonal brick dovecote dated 1720, altered in the early nineteenth century).

1997 ‘The Origin of Clay Lump in England’, Vernacular Architecture volume 28, pages 57-67. (Relates the origin of this building technique to a material first used for the nesting-boxes of dovecotes in the eighteenth century).

1997 Contributions about carpenter's assembly marks, granaries, dovecotes and clay lump in: Encyclopaedia of the Vernacular Architecture of the World (editor Paul Oliver), Cambridge University Press, 1997.

1999 ‘A Timber-Framed Dovecote in Suffolk’, Timber Framing number 52 (June 1999, published by the Timber Framers’ Guild of America (with Leigh Alston). (Describes a building of highly unusual timber construction).

2000 ‘Dovecotes and Pigeons in English Law’, Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society volume 44, pages 25-50. (Traces the law on dovecotes from the fourteenth century to the present day. Offprints are available from this address at £3.50 including postage and packing - within the United Kingdom).

2001 ‘The Dovecote Turret of Hadleigh Deanery’, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History volume 40 part 1, pages 24-30. (Describes a well-preserved dovecote turret built in 1495. Offprints are available at this address at £1.50 including postage and packing - within the United Kingdom).

2001 ‘Origins of the Dovecote’, Country Life, 8 November 2001, pages 59-61. (Not really about the origins, more about how dovecotes were designed and used).

2001 ‘The Abandoned Dovecotes and Pigeon-lofts of Almeria’, Journal of the Historic Farm Buildings Group volume 14, pages 3-8. (Almeria is the most south-easterly part of Spain, whose economy has been much changed by drought within living memory).

2001 ‘The Columbarium at Compton Martin Church’, (with Frank Pexton and Mark McDermott), Somerset Archaeology and Natural History, volume 143, frontispiece and 133 - 40. ( Click here for complete text )

2003 ‘Editing Cecil Hewett’, Historic Buildings in Essex number 11 (September 2003, pages 2-3. (About McCann’s anonymous editing of Hewett’s English Cathedral and Monastic Carpentry, Chichester, 1985)

2004 ‘Two More Dovecotes in Suffolk’, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, volume 40, part 4. (Describes and illustrates two small early nineteenth-century dovecotes which have beeen found since the book 'The Dovecotes of Suffolk' was published.)

2005 ‘A Tower at Fingringhoe’, Essex Archaeology and History, volume 35, pages 239-41. (About a tower combining an ice-house, a garden pavilion and a pigeon-loft, shown on Ordnance maps as ‘Telegraph tower’).

2005 ‘The Introduction of the Brown Rat, Rattus norvegicus’, Somerset Archaeology and History, volume 149, pages 139-41.

2006 ‘The Dovecotes of Rutland’ (with Pamela McCann), Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, volume 50, pages 9-36.

2007 ‘Clay-walled Houses in Norfolk: some comments’, Vernacular Architecture, volume 38, pages 58-60. (Comments on an article by Adam Longcroft in the previous volume).

2008 'An Early Eighteenth-Century Dovecote at Burghill' (with Frank Pexton), Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club (Herefordshire), volume 54, pages 15 - 24.

2008 'A Swedish Observer in Essex in 1747', Essex Archaeology and History volume 102 pages 202-5. (About Pehr Kalm's observations in 1747 on the vernacular buildings, agriculture, horticulture, fuels, heating and cooking in Essex).

2009 'A Columbarium at Collingbourne Ducis' (with Frank Pexton), Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Magazine volume 102, pages 233-237.

2009 'Wrought Iron Windows in Somerset', Somerset Archaeology and Natural History, volume 152, frontispiece and pages 197-202.

2010 'The First Glazed Windows in Vernacular Houses', Eavesdropper, the Newsletter of Suffolk Historic Buildings Group, volume 42, pages 17-19. Summarizes the history of the window glass industry in England in the 16th century, and how glass was inserted in formerly unglazed windows.

2010 'A Vernacular Window of 1618', Vernacular Architecture, volume 41, pages 81-83. Analyses a picture by Pieter Breughel the Younger which includes early substitutes for glass, and relates it to early glazed windows.

2011 The Dovecotes and Pigeon Lofts of Wiltshire (with Pamela McCann), with a foreword by Pamela M. Slocombe, F.S.A. Wiltshire Buildings Record. See Books for Sale.

2011 'Keeping Pigeons in Parish Churches', Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, volume 54, pages 51-82 with an Addendum in volume 55, pages 77-8 (with Frank Pexton). (Eight columbaria in churches in England and Wales are described and illustrated. All references to other columbaria reported in the literature have been examined).

2011 'A Columbarium at Overbury Church' (with Frank Pexton) Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society, volume 22, pages 97-104.

2011 'About "potences" ', Historic Farm Buildings Group Review, no. 12, pages 19-27. About the revolving ladders in some dovecotes, with illustrations of some in France and Britain.

2011 'Engravings as evidence of dovecotes', Vernacular Architecture volume 42, pages 36 - 52. Engravings of the early eighteenth century provide valuable evidence about dovecotes while they were still in economic use.

2012 'Brick nogging', Eavesdropper, the Newsletter of the Suffolk Historic Buildings Group no. 46 (summer 2012), pages 26-29.

2014 'Buildings of the deer hunt, to 1642' (Part 1), (with Pat Ryan and Beth Davis), Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society volume 58, pages 28-59.

2015 'Buildings of the deer hunt, to 1642' (Part 2), (with Pat Ryan and Beth Davis), Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society volume 59, pages 49-69.

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