Cryfield Grange is a residential facility owned by the University of Warwick, close to the University’s central campus. It is a listed building with Tudor foundations and extensive gardens which currently offers, amongst others, self-catering accommodation for visiting researchers and their spouses. The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance has teamed up with the University’s Estates Office, the Institute for Advanced Study, and colleagues from History of Art and other departments to achieve a deep understanding of the listed building, its grounds, and context.
Colleagues on the team include Prof Ingrid De Smet (CSR / SMLC - academic coordinator), Richard Weston and Jayne Openshaw (Estates), local historian Dr em. Nat Alcock (Chemistry), Dr Jenny Alexander (History of Art) and her students, John Burden (Institute for Advanced Study), Katie Klaassen (RIS), Elizabeth Morrison (Modern Records Centre), and Dr Alex Russell (CSR - research fellow).
Radiocarbon dating of roof timbers from Cryfield Grange (report ); felling date range is 1299-1330
'Deconstructing Medieval & Early Modern Buildings.' History of Art module taught by Dr Jenny Alexander