Hearth and Home

BIAAS presents the first lecture of 2017. Dr Geoffrey Mead will be giving a lecture entitled Hearth and Home: Vernacular building materials in South East England. This lecture will be of great relevance to many students technologies projects. The talk will take place at 6pm on Thursday 26th January in The Gallery.

Dr Geoffrey Mead will be looking at the sources of Sussex building materials both local and imported. The geology of the county has dictated the vernacular styles, from Wealden sandstones to coastal cobbles. While the long coastline, accessible rivers and creeks plus the proximity to the continent saw imported materials in many of the coastal communities.