Talk:Hammerbeam roof

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Why is a hammer-beam roof called so? Does Hammer mean hammer as in the tool we use? Or is it some name of the inventor/architect of that type of roofs?


Second comment by different contributor: The article would also benefit from a diagram showing exactly what part is the hammer beam, what part the brace, the lower beam etc, as the two photos of entire structures provided don't give this information. As it stands the reader is left wondering how much of what they're seeing is the hammer-beam: the member directly underneath the roof sheathing, or some piece between the curved part of beam (or is this an arch) that's visible & the uppermost members below sheathing, or what looks in second picture to be an assembly of trusses that could all constitute 'hammer-beams'? PShepherd 13:20, 12 January 2007 (UTC) PShepherd



Third comment: the article includes the statement

Sometimes, but rarely, the collar beam is similarly treated, or cut through and supported by additional curved braces...

is this what is referred to as a double-hammerbeam roof? After all, this page receives redirects for double-hammerbeam searches but then doesn't mention the term. If that is the case I would like to add a reference to St Andrews Church in Shifnal as it has a fine Elizabethan double-hammerbeam roof over the chancel and would be more accessible to people living in the midlands than any of the other referenced sites in London and the south-east of England. I plan to expand the entry for Shifnal to bring out this fact about the church roof. Shropman 22:26, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


Hampton Court[edit]

Hi, I feel like Hampton Court's hammerbeam hall is remarkable for it's craftsmanship (at least in terms of detail.) I really love ornate pendants like the ones in Hampton, which this article doesn't really talk about. Does anyone else feel like this should be mentioned in the article? If so, please add it! thanks. --75.18.185.180 (talk) 01:28, 18 October 2012 (UTC)