‘How old is that house?’

Paul Clark, Oxfordshire architectural historian, shared his experience on how to 'read a house'.

How old is that house

Using local examples, his talk illustrated particular features of vernacular architecture and offered clues to understanding historic buildings.
After retiring from mechanical engineering Paul studied architectural history at Oxford. 
He works with the Oxfordshire Buildings Record, specialising in analysis of the historic vernacular buildings of Oxfordshire.

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