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The Hall - inside, West Stow Saxon Village

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Reconstructed roof of the Hall. This picture shows the roof from the inside. Hazel batons sit on ash rafters to provide support. Willow withers help keep the hazel batons apart. The upper hidden layers of thatch consist of Rye, heather and an upper layer of Rye.

17th Aug 2006 by Diane Earl


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Saxons Saxon thatching roof Suffolk West Stow Anglo-Saxon building house village Dark-Ages archaeology thatch fire commune communal hall dwelling settlement family construction

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