William Wintringham

(fl. 1361—1392) royal craftsman and merchant

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(fl. 1361–d. 1392). English carpenter. He supervised the construction of the Great Hall roof at Windsor Castle, Berks. (1361–5), probably designed in general form by William Herland. He worked with Yeveley on John of Gaunt's Palace of the Savoy, London (1375), and carried out various tasks at Westminster Abbey, including the roof of the Abbot's Hall. Other projects included a new chapel and houses at Hertford Castle, Herts. (1380s), various roofs and other structures at Kenilworth Castle, Warwicks., including the roof of the Great Hall, then the widest trussed roof before Westminster Hall eclipsed it. Virtually everything he designed or made has been destroyed.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Architecture.

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