Anglo-Saxon house in West Stow to be pulled down
3 October 2015
From the section Suffolk
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
The 1974 grubenhaus (pictured on the left) was built over a sunken hole and is tilting slightly
An Anglo-Saxon-style house is to be dismantled so archaeologists can try to learn more about 5th-7th Century construction techniques.
The wooden “grubenhaus” at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk, was built in 1974 to test building theories.
Its remains will be compared with Anglo-Saxon excavations on site.
Dr Richard Hoggett, archaeological advisor, said: “The closer the match the more likely it is the reconstruction reflects the reality.”
Source:: BBC world news feed