The House of Wessex. Anglo-Saxon Hall Complexes: Architecture, Use and Setting
Held in association with Sylva and the Vernacular Architecture Group.
This day school is linked to an exciting project, The House of Wessex, which is reconstructing in situ an Anglo-Saxon hall-building recently excavated at Long Wittenham near Oxford. Saturday’s talks will investigate the complex architecture of halls, their function and related landscapes. An overview of hall buildings will lead into a series of case studies from around the country exploring the various themes, including reconstructing structures from archaeological evidence.
Sylva is delighted to invite you to visit the House of Wessex on Sunday 29th September. They are holding an Open Day where you can meet and discuss design and development process with the key contractors. The Wulfheodenas, a living history society group, will present a wide range of Anglo-Saxon activities, such as cooking, weaving, bone carving, etc. The master thatcher and timber framers will be on site to talk and answer questions reflecting on the design and interesting challenges faced in this reconstruction. For details see https://sylva.org.uk/wessex. Please note that this does not form part of the OUDCE day school: participants who wish to attend will need to make their own arrangements for transport and accommodation. Enquiries should be sent to Sylva, not OUDCE.
SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019
10.00am Early Anglo-Saxon Halls and Hall Complexes: An
11.30am Mead Halls of the Oiscingas: A new Kentish Perspective
on the Great Hall Phenomenon
2.00pm Straining at the Limits of Inference? The Reconstruction of
the Form of Early Medieval Buildings
2.45pm Yeavering Reconsidered: Drawing as a Tool for
PAUL BARNWELL and ALLAN ADAMS
4.00pm House of Wessex; Bringing an Anglo-Saxon house back to
Accommodation is not included in the price, but depending on availability it may be possible to stay at Rewley House on Friday and / or Saturday night. Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of availability and discounted prices.
Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.
Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £70.00
Hot Lunch: £15.00
If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.
If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.
Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking.
Mr Allan Adams
Architectural illustrator at Historic England (Retired)
House of Wessex Project Manager
Reader in Heritage, University of Lincoln
Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, University of Oxford
Associate Professor in Medieval Archaeology, University of Reading
Director of Studies
Director of Studies
Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for applicants and students on this course
Sources of funding
Information on financial support