Sunken featured building
An early Anglo-Saxon 'sunken featured building'. The structures, representing the cheapest way to create an internal space, probably had a variety of uses, including stores, workshops and the homes of the very poor as seen here. An elderly widow slowly walks back to her low front door, leading down a couple of steps into a cramped and dingy space. There is just enough space for her narrow bed, a small hearth and her few remaning possessions.
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