Rachel Delman

University of Oxford

Rachel Delman - University of Oxford

My research explores residences that were commissioned and/or headed by high-status women in late medieval and early Tudor England. My work considers how female authority was expressed through the design, layout and use of the great residence and its wider landscape. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Hardwick viewed from the west

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Stag in the parkland at Knole, Kent

What is a deer park?

Deer parks are large, enclosed areas of land created for the purpose of housing deer and other game. They are usually associated with castles and great residences.

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The octagonal dovecote in the Walled Garden at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk

What is a dovecote?

Dovecotes are structures designed to house pigeons or doves. They are also referred to as ‘culverhouses’ (English), ‘columbaria’ (Latin) and ‘doocots’ (Scots).

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