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What's the crack with the cruck?

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I feel you are muddying the water in describing the structure of the long barn as a cruck structure (AJ. 15.7.04).

Crucks have been defined by N W Alcock and others in the CBA Research Report, Cruck Construction, as 'a single piece of timber, straight or curved, serving as the principal of a roof, and stretching from a point at, or close to, the apex of the roof to a point substantially down the side walls', often to ground level.

Sorry, but what we have here is a fabricated portal frame.

John Napier, historic buildings secretary, CBA Wales

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