Chapter 6, Houses

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 6, The End of the Ninth Century – Ancient Towns and Highways

The collective house had various names in Anglo Saxon. It was called hus a house, a general term for all residences great or small, it was called heal, or hall, because that was the most important part of the building, as gentlemen’s seats are still called halls, it was called ham, as being the residence or home of its possessor, and it was called tun, in regard of its enclosure. The Anglo Saxons chose for their country houses a position which commanded a prospect around, because Read More >>>

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