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VI] FULLY DEVELOPED TIMBER BUILDINGS 81

The combination of the three principal types produced many
variations, especially in the larger buildings of the seventeenth
century. Thus, in the barn at Romely Hall, in North Derbyshire,
there are raking struts from the tie-beam to the principal rafters,
and the rafters are connected by a collar above the struts‘. Another
variety, somewhat resembling that at Falthwaite, had two small
posts, which have been called ‘ queen-posts,’ underneath the purlins,
and in addition a king-post supporting the ridge.

1 A somewhat similar truss, with the addition of a king-post (called ‘ king piece ’ or
‘ joggle piece ’) is shown in Met/zam'rl' Exerrises, Carpentry, Plate 1 r.

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