Nowadays visitors to cathedrals could be given the impression that all buildings in medieval times were made of stone. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
In many parts of England, where quarries were few, wood was far more widely available and forests provided plentiful supplies of timber so that carpenters never had to look far for their raw material. They rarely allowed it to season, and as a result, it warped and produced shapes so characteristic of old timber-framed buidlings, and clearly evident in the roof of Lincoln Cathedral today.
Published by Cascade for the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, Paperback, 24 pages