[Last Updated : 16 June 2004]
Ashover Primary School Iron Age Round House
Information and photographs provided by Mr. Ian Ridgeway and Mr. John Cook.

Work started over the weekend of May 22/23rd, on the rebuilding of the Iron Age Round House which unfortunately was recently destroyed by fire.

The work consisted of completely clearing the site of debris, and preparing the wooden stakes for the building of the hut.

In keeping with the nature of the project only timbers which would have been used in the Iron Age are being used, which then had to be stripped of their bark.

This work was carried out by some of the parents and children from Ashover School, and led by Frank Robinson the school’s conservation specialist.

Graeme Guilbert from Nottingham University visited the site on Sunday May 23rd. to show the volunteers the building plan for the new Iron Age house.

The new Round House will be based on a similar Iron Age Round House which was constructed in Moel y Gaer (Hill Fort), Flintshire.

This new Iron Age Round House will be typical of those built in 300/400 B.C.

The pictures below show volunteers at work.



Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work

Volunteers at work