Category Archives: Tudor

Dynastic Rivalry and Digital Reconstruction at Bradgate House

For the past few weeks, members of the Digital Building Heritage Group have been working on content for a new Visitor’s Centre at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire which is being opened by the Bradgate Park Trust on the 1st July 2016. … Continue reading

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Leicester’s Newarke – Through the Ages

The Newarke precinct in Leicester is where De Montfort University has its campus. Its history goes back to the Roman period where there is evidence of farm and other buildings, culverts, agriculture, burials and roads, in a low density settlement … Continue reading

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The Bosworth Experience – More Than Just a Battle

It’s refreshing after having been to two excellent battlefield centres in Scotland to visit another in Leicestershire which offers medieval architecture as well as armour. The Battle of Bosworth (22nd August 1485) was the last significant battle of the Wars … Continue reading

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Bradgate House Digital Reconstruction

Architecture students at De Montfort University are in the process of developing a digital reconstruction of Bradgate House in Leicestershire. This important early Tudor manor house (actually a minor palace by Tudor standards) has a complex architectural past, with several … Continue reading

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On the Road – Architectural History and Student Field Trips

It’s the beginning of another exciting academic year with the Digital Building Heritage Group at De Montfort University and we have a great programme of field trips which is now under way for our LSA MArch Architecture students to historic … Continue reading

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Archaeology at Bradgate House

It was a pleasure to be invited by Dr Richard Thomas of the University of Leicester’s (UoL) School of Archaeology and Ancient History to their site at Bradgate House in Leicestershire this week to have a preliminary look at the … Continue reading

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Bradgate – Laser Scanning a Tudor Country House

The Digital Building Heritage Group have been gathering data on one of Britain’s earliest unfortified brick historic country houses including carrying out a series of up-to-date, high resolution, wide area laser scans. A ruin since the late 18th century, Bradgate … Continue reading

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De Montfort University Opens New Heritage Centre

In a landmark event, De Montfort University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard opened the University’s new heritage center in its Hawthorne building today. Occupying a space which includes the remains of two of the original arches of the medieval chantry … Continue reading

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AHRC Filming at De Montfort University

Last month the Digital Building Heritage Group (DBHG) were “on-camera” when representatives from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) came up from London with their film crew (Brickwall Ltd) to film some of our 3D printing and laser … Continue reading

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3D Printed Model of Old Tixall Hall Tudor Bay Window

We are delighted to be able to post this image of our recently created 3D printed model of one of the bay windows from Old Tixall Hall in Staffordshire. We produced this model in collaboration with our Heritage Lottery Fund … Continue reading

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