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Book: Medieval Towns

Chapter: Houses, properties and streets

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24827


This chapter asks how a variety of different types of buildings functioned in medieval Britain. Topics covered include:

- the house as a domestic unit

- formation of properties and early buildings

- types of houses

- other buildings with domestic characteristics

- excavated sites: Norwich, Hull and Hartlepool

- changing use of properties over time: Worcester

- built environment; construction methods

- social environment; parts of houses and properties

- communication and privacy; gender studies


Chapter Contributors

  • John Schofield ( - book-auth-43) 'Museum of London (retired)'
  • Alan Vince † ( - book-auth-157)