RCL18r04 Rochester Cathedral masons’ marks

Appendices:

iii. Report figures (.jpg)

8.1. Index of records spreadsheet (.xls)

8.2. Three-dimensional virtual model key plan (.skp)

8.3. Photographs (.jpg)

8.4. Photographs (.raw)

 

Authors: Jacob H. Scott PCIfA

Abstract:

Over 4,000 masons’ marks survive on the visible twelfth-century fabric of Rochester Cathedral. These areas comprise the west façade, nave, crypt, quire transept, presbytery and small portions of the chapter house and dorter. Can a comprehensive photographic survey of these masons’ marks provide a more detailed profile of building phases than the current architectural-historical models? A typology has been created of the building’s marks using a new photographic record, compared against datasets from other sites to identify the nature of the sequences of marks. The distribution of each type of mark is identified and a profile created of each mason’s work in terms of materials used and architectural features and sculptural designs worked on.
To cite this report:
Scott, J. H. (2018) Rochester Cathedral masons’ marks, Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL18r04.

To link to this article:
https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/reports/rcl18r04
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jacob.scott@rochestercathedral.org

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