The rammed earth floor in the Saxon longhall has stood up to wear incredibly well but in one place two unsightly indented lines developed on the borders between batches of […]
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.