Dr David Bostwick is a lecturer and consultant in the Cultural History of the Medieval, Tudor and Stuart periods. A specialist in medieval imagery and interior furnishings and decoration 1400-1700 and a tour leader. He is the former Keeper of the Social History Collections, Sheffield City Museums. He also acts as a consultant on historic buildings and their interpretation to the National Trust, English Heritage and Historic Scotland.
Bramall Hall is one of Cheshire’s grandest black and white timber-framed buildings. It is a manor house built in the traditional local style.
The framework is constructed with oak timbers, joined together using mortise and tenon joints and held in place with oak pegs. Wattle and daub (interlaced twigs crudely coated with clay) or lath (thin narrow strops of wood) and plaster were used to fill the spaces between the timbers.
Bramall Hall’s restoration is now complete thanks to a £1.6million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Visitors can now enjoy the Hall again. They can see the dramatic improvements that have been made to the historic rooms, architecture and fabric of the building.