Ronald Brunskill

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Ronald William Brunskill OBE is an academic who was Reader in Architecture at the University of Manchester. He is an authority on the history of architecture and particularly on British vernacular architecture.

Brunskill contributed significantly to assessing the date, extent and impact of the Great Rebuilding of England. Brunskill accepted that for much of England W. G. Hoskins' thesis that in the Great Rebuilding spanned the period from 1570 to 1640. But Brunskill contended that the period varied both by region and by social class: starting in South East England and among the higher-income social classes, and then spreading both geographically west and north and socially to lower-income classes.[1]

In 1990 Brunskill was awarded an OBE for services to conservation.

Published works[edit]


  1. ^ Brunskill, 1971, page 27