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Cruck

One of a pair of large curved structural timbers, forming the wall posts and roof rafters of timber-framed houses; they are joined at the top of the frame where they support a ridge beam.

crutch, cruck

One of a pair of naturally curved timbers that rise from the outer walls to support the ridge beam, each crutch being called a blade, 4; joined at the top and connected by one or two tie beams, the resulting arched frame forming the unit in the framework of old English houses or farm buildings; pairs of crutches were placed at approximately equal intervals.
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The Cruck Barn has been stylishly renovated and modernised to a very high specification by the current owners.
Rhys Jones takes cuttings and, right, an old cruck barn made using black poplar
The building, which still retains its five cruck trusses and four bays, will be opened to the public on September 14 as part of Denbighshire's Heritage Weekend.
CRUCK Cottage may be trapped in the landlocked middle of the Midlands.
New Shipton Farm combines a mixture of new-build cottages and houses with a conversion of a Grade II-listed, 15th century cruck barn.
This Grade II listed house in Babelake Street, in the Leicestershire village of Packington, is a traditional Cruck arched thatched cottage with outbuildings.
To the first floor is the stunning master bedroom with an impressively large fireplace (non-operational), original cruck trusses to the vaulted ceiling, and dressing area with freestanding bath and separate shower.
The property is being sold as a farmhouse with living and sitting rooms, a farmhouse kitchen, utility room, bathroom and three bedrooms, as well as stone outbuildings and a historic cruck barn of curved timbers.
The 13th century Cruck Hall is now an award-winning organic banqueting hall, serving seasonal, local, organic food for green weddings.
Cruck timbers are naturally curved oak beams which run the entire length or height of a building.
THEY look like barn conversions, standing as they do adjacent to the converted Grade II listed, 15th-century cruck barn and farm buildings of New Shipton Farm in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield.