For the site tours at the weekend the longhall was cleared out and the ‘Saxon’ furniture was placed inside. Keen followers of the blog may remember that two of the […]
More carvings are underway for the Saxon longhall, based on manuscript images. To inspire quick work, a gallows has been erected against the Roman building to punish laggards. It will […]
The first bench for the Saxon longhall has been completed. Just so visiting Vikings don’t feel left out, the first of our Osberg inspired chairs has also almost been finished.
Mike’s wonderful carving telling the story of the Beowulf legend are finished, ready for installation in the longhall. The story starts on the bottom left panel, goes up and then […]
Mike’s series of carvings of the story of Beowulf nears completion, with just a lick of oil required before it is proudly mounted either side of the doorway into the […]
Mike revealed his wonderful carvings of the second part of the Beowulf story. These will go either side of the main door once they have been finished.
Plastering on the inside and rendering on the outside. Its all go with the Roman building as 17 volunteers swarmed all over the site last week. Terry’s windows looking especially […]
At last the scaffolding has come down from around the Saxon longhall (thank you Acron Scaffold). Its form and the windows can finally be seen properly.
The carved barge boards over the porches are now up. The one with gripping beasts was painted with limewash with a natural caesin glue and yellow and red ochre pigments. […]
Activity continues on both buildings despite being too cold for rendering. The cob walls inside the Roman building are being straightened out in preparation for plastering and the spaces between […]