Early medieval house
A typical peasant's home, of the early medieval period (5th to 11th centuries), based on the post-built halls found at typical sites (eg West Stow and Mucking). The earthfast post frame is enclosed within daubed and plastered walls. Notable, these buildings had no corners, suggesting hipped roofs. An open hearth for cooking is visible to the left, perhaps with a small detched kitchen just out of sight. On the right, at the back, is a small privy shed.
© Dominic Andrews