Re-cycling the Monastic Fabric: Beyond the Act of Dissolution

Howard, Maurice (2003) Re-cycling the Monastic Fabric: Beyond the Act of Dissolution. In: Conference on the Archaeology of Reformation, 15-17th February, 2001, British Museum, London.

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In the period after the Acts of Dissolution a great number of former monasteries were converted to other uses, notably by Henry VIII's leading courtiers whose aim was often simply to replicate the high-status courtyard houses of the day. Former monasteries, however, presented particular challenges and over the course of time initial solutions were rethought and changes made. Through these processes of broader time-span we can see the ways in which the plan, orientation and inner circulation of monastic buildings helped to reshape aspects of domestic building. In the urban environment, monasteries were put to a greater variety of uses and played a role in the emergence of the new power structures of post-Reformation towns and cities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: The Archaeology of the Reformation 1480-1580, David Gaimster and Roberta Gilchrist, eds. [See Official URL]
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Depositing User: Maurice Howard
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:49
Last Modified: 30 May 2012 08:03
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