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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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He added: "We cannot believe why anyone would want to deliberately do this to the Cruck Cottage.
Christmas at the Cruck is open to the public from 1pm to 4pm and there will be live music, carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies in the unique building in Torthorald near Dumfries which is the only remaining example of its kind in the area.
Rhys Jones takes cuttings and, right, an old cruck barn made using black poplar
Hengoed, an early 15th century cruck hall house has been dated as having been constructed between 1438 and 1447 but was only "discovered" in 2005.
A rare example of a cruck barn is for sale at Church Farm Mews in Church Road, Dosthill, Staffordshire A cruck frame is where a pair of long curved timbers lean inwards to support the roof.
The runner-up that day, Cruck Realta, is a decent yardstick but Contributer really impressed with his final kick in the closing stages.
It's housed in a historic 450-year-old half cruck cottage with an English cottage garden, run and managed entirely by volunteers.
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Dunne, of Far Cruck Cote Farm in Shipley, was convicted following a trial.
Musicians Tony and Jo Moffat began building a home on the west coast of Scotland, investing in an architect who developed an experimental design emulating a Norwegian longhouse, using a medieval cruck oak frame.
CRUCK Cottage may be trapped in the landlocked middle of the Midlands.