The first layers of stone tiles are added to the Roman porch. They are real ones salvaged from the excavation of a Roman villa in Somerset.
Both ends of the Roman building have had work done recently. The furnace end has been completely re-limewashed and the fake ashlar block stonework redone with a mixture of red […]
After the swallows have departed, the Saxon longhall has now been taken over by a pair of Robins, who closely supervise the work going on and this week seranaded us […]
Very sad news that Professor John Coles passed away on Thursday after suffering a heart attack. John was a pioneer in some many aspects of archaeology from wetlands, to experimental […]
Here Kath demonstrates the difference that two thin coats of limewash with yellow ochre pigment makes. It will nicely complement the grey oak timbers of anyone’s longhall. Photo: Michelle Checkley
The first visitor to the outdoor ‘History of Ladders‘ exhibition is completely amazed. ‘I just couldn’t believe it’ said Mr Milton of Bridgwater, ‘how do I get my money back?’ […]
‘Double Dolphin’ and ‘Medusa’ – not Roman craft beers but designs of decorative antefix tiles which go on the ends of a tile roof. In Roman times they would have […]
Following the successful de-pinking of the gable end of the Roman building it received a new coat of limewash to make it sparking white again. The Saxon longhall gable end […]
An infestation of carved beasts has crept into the longhall. The efforts of the volunteers carving team are to blame. Wicked.
This week the weather was favourable and the Hands on Heritage workforce achieved great progress once again towards the goals of the (secret) 5 year plan. Tesserae production for the […]