This reconstruction of a flint cottage is based on archaeological evidence from excavation of the deserted medieval village of Hangleton.

The cottage was probably built in the 13th century and abandoned in the 14th century. The main room has an open hearth and the inner room has an oven.

Medieval house from Hangleton reconstruction


Plan of the cottage as excavated in 1952–4. The position of the door and the three main internal features — the hearth, partition and oven — were clearly defined, and the village track ran in front of the cottage.The height of the walls was estimated from the scattered flints.