The roundhouse roof creeps higher, but as the diameter shrinks it becomes harder to weave. Several hundred bundles of reed from Ham Wall Natrure Reserve have been delivered for the […]
To prove that yellow ochre is a natural colour Terry covered himself in cut up Doulting stone and became a human colour swatch. When standing next to the the yellow […]
The volunteer carving club continues to produce beautiful carvings for the longhall. Several being worked on at the moment are based on designs form illustrated Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.
Work on the new roundhouse continues upwards with no break between the wall and the roof in this experimental design. Getting the angle right for the roof (55 degrees) is […]
Some more beastly carvings for the longhall have been created by Mike, Kath and Neil, based on some of the inhabitants of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.
The roundhouse wall is nearing completion. Next will be some experimentation with novel ways of thatching with reed.
Many thanks to everyone who turned out for the Xmas do for 2019. We just managed to fit in the longhall. Lots of things have been achieved over the last […]
The final top dressing of the earth floor has been laid in the main room of the longhall. Its now a lot easier to clean than before. We are experimenting […]
A week earlier than planned, work has begun on the replica of roundhouse 74 from Glastonbury Lake Village. The recent excavations showed that the wall posts only averaged 38mm in […]
A big effort from the volunteers, with fabulous help from Natural England, produced a huge load of coppiced hazel from the beautiful Ebbor Gorge NNR for the new Iron Age […]