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Reconstructed Medieval Cottage in England

Reconstruction of a 14th century peasants' cottage at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex, England. The cottage, built with walls of flint and thatched roof, contained two rooms, an inner room with a large domed oven and an outer room with a hearth cut into the chalk floor. The village was uncovered in the early '50s and a detailed analysis can be found in an article reprinted from a 2006 issue of Home Magazine


The Weald and Downland Museum has a magnificent collection of some 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, and is about an hour's drive (or train ride) south of London.

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