Spolia Britannica
: The historical use of salvaged building materials in Britain

  • Michael Heaton

Student thesis: Masters ThesisMPhil


Analysis of the historical significance of 'salvage' or 'spolia' in British buildings during the 17th - 19th centuries, based on case studies from the author's professional caseload. Concludes that the material was used for aesthetic and polemical effect by predominantly Catholic owners and tenants.
Date of Award1 Apr 2016
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SupervisorVaughan Hart (Supervisor), Mark Wilson Jones (Supervisor), Harold Charrington (Supervisor) & Fabrizio Nevola (Supervisor)


  • architetcural history, Britain, spolia, catholic, non-conformist, post-medieval

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