Mention has already been made, at various stages, of the Great Hall which is such an integral part of the early English house, but, so far, no example has been illustrated showing this apartment in a timber structure. Gainsburgh Hall, already referred to in the chapter on the timber roof, and fully described therein, is here shown in Fig. 197. Gainsburgh was completed in 1484, and records state that Richard Crookback was entertained in this Hall. It is a good, if somewhat exceptional, example of the late fifteenth century, suffering from ignorant restoration, in company with many fine timber houses of its period. A more typical, if less ornate instance of a Great Hall in a yeoman's house of the fifteenth century, restored with greater judgment, is given in Fig. 198. In Fig. 66 this hall was shown in [process of restoration, as an example of cambered tie-beam with king-post and collar-purlin type of roof. The gallery and the door at the end of the hall are modern insertions, the former necessitating the removal of the braces from the tie-beam to the main post. As already pointed out in the chapter on " The Plan of the Early Tndor House," the stair-position at this date, and importance which it after-lower door, on the right-case with triangular treads Timber houses admit, struction, of the lavish beams, which form the From a house in Water mission of Mr. Garrard, the joists and beams, shown in rare, even in Suffolk, to find although the ceiling from Figs. 200 and 201, is even tion. Fig. 202 shows an case occupied a subsidiary had not acquired the wards attained. Here the hand side opens to a stair-of solid oak.
Fig. 216. Boxford Church, Suffolk, S Door. - Boarded type, of riven oak, with applied tracery. Mid-fifteenth century.
Fig. 217. The Reverse Of The Door, Fig. 216. East Anglian Fifteenth-Century Doors.
Fig. 218. Hadleigh, S. Door - Mid-fifteenth century.
Fig. 219. Stoke-By-Nayland, Suffolk, S. Door. - Late fifteenth century.
Fig. 220. St. Michael-At-Plea, Norwich. - Mid-fifteenth century. 4 ft. 3 ins. wide by 6 ft. 6 ins. to springing of head.
Fig. 221. Dedham, Suffolk, N. Door. - Mid-fifteenth century.
Fig. 222. Waldingfield, Suffolk. - Late fifteenth century.
Fig. 223. Boxford, Suffolk, N. Door. - Late fifteenth century.
Fig. 224. Kersey, Suffolk, W. Door. - Late fifteenth century.
Fig. 225. Framlingham Castle, Suffolk.
From their method of con-decoration of the ceiling joists of the floor above. Street, Lavenham, by per-beautifully carved series of Fig. 199, are taken. It is an example as rich as this, Paycockes, Coggeshall, finer in design and execu-arrangement of moulded beams and joists from the same house. Fig. 203 is from the Lavenham Guild Hall of Corpus Christi, and Fig. 204 from the Woolhall showing the dragon-beam.
Fig. 226. Stowmarket, Suffolk. - 6 ft. 4 1/2 ins. to apex; 3 ft. wide. Late fifteenth century.
Fig. 227. The Reverse Side Of The Door. - Fig. 226.
Fig. 228. Great Bealings, Suffolk. - 7 ft. 2 ins. to apex; 4 ft. 3 ins. wide. Late fifteenth century.
Fig. 229. Stoke-By-Nayland, Suffolk, W. Door.
Fig. 230. East Bergholt, Suffolk, N. Door.