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Wychurst

  • Sheddie:

    Roland Williamson
  • Location:

    Near Canterbury - Kent
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    • Cost of shedbuild:

      More than £1000

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    The site was cleared in 2001 and work on the Longhall commenced at Easter the following year At the end of 2004 the main structure of this 20m 10m 10m building was completed and before the onset of winter we had clad most of the roof with softwood sarking boards awaiting the first 10000 handcleft oak shingles for delivery in 2005 That year saw the completion of the porches and the commencement of the huge task of nailing on the shingles Walling advanced well too In 2006 the front roof was completed and shingling advanced about a third of the way up the back roof The walls were completely infilled doors and hinges were fitted and our hall was secure for the first time 2007 saw the completion of shingling some 18000 eventually finding their way onto the roofbr br It is an impressive sight and is certainly the largest reconstructed early mediaeval building in private hands in Europe Built entirely of English oak all of which has been harvested from trees growing in Kent many within a couple of miles of the site the site in general and the Longhall in particular has been conceived planned purchased designed and constructed by our members What you see is the result of many long hours of research discussion and the practical application of skills with which our ancestors would have felt at home

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    Alone of all re-enactment societies, Regia Anglorum owns a permanent site. Situated about sixty miles from central London and in a patch of secluded woodland near Canterbury in Kent, We are constructing a fortified manor house from the Late Anglo-Saxon period. Wychurst (pronounced "Wyc-Hurst") is a fortified English manor  properly, a Manorial Burgh. The ditch-and-bank encloses an acre, at the heart of which is our Longhall that dominates the tree-girt enclosure and the sheer scale of the building just takes your breath away. It is the only building of its kind in Britain.

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