Support from the Dumfriesshire community and the skilled work of thatcher Jonathan Botterell FROMYORK and Canonbie-based wattle and daub
craftsman Alex Gibbons has made it as good as new.
The walls were made from clay, twigs and straw known as wattle and daub
. Roofs were thatched with straw or reeds.
You will be able to try your hand at making the wattle and daub
walls of the roundhouses; have a go at decorating parts of your body for battle; make a Celtic bracelet from natural materials; and handle objects from our collection linked to this period of occupation.
A unique cottage with an oak frame built from wattle and daub
. It's got a sleeping mezzanine platform and a separate bedroom and has private water and electricity and solid fuel heating.
Period features including exposed beams, timber framed walls with wattle and daub
plastering, a ?replace with woodburning stove open to two sides into the sitting room and dining room with what is believed to be the original bressumer beam above.
The principle is based on the wattle and daub
of the middle ages.
A superb example of darkened timber with wattle and daub
infill, it was built as a farmhouse in 1590 by Richard Smalbroke.
A new exhibition at the centre suggests that the study of atomic theory, mathematics, biology and cosmic evolution were all born in the subcontinent - when Britons were living in huts made of wattle and daub
Visitors could also check out a Second World War air raid shelter, see how wattle and daub
walls were made and see The Specials' former rehearsal rooms in Lower Holyhead Road.
Here, a clear glass ceiling panel gives a glimpse of the original wattle and daub
plasterwork and the underside of the roof thatch.
A scheme partner is the Caer Alyn Archaeological & Heritage Project (CAAHP) which is recreating an iron Age settlement - complete with wattle and daub
roundhouse - at Llay, Wrexham.
The roundhouse, measuring 20ft in diameter and 14ft high, is being hand-made with wattle and daub
walls, beams and a thatched roof.