Iron Age - Glastonbury Lake Village Mound 74
The Glastonbury Lake Village was an iron age settlement on a man made island in the middle of the Somerset Levels. Excavated over a hundred years ago, the watrlogged conditions yealded vast amounds of timbers and artefacts, giving a great insight into iron age life.
This house had the best preserved evidence for the footprint of the building.
This included the first floor surface of wooden planking.
At 6m diameter, it was a comfortable size for habitation.
It is unusual in that the doorway faces West, around 96% of iron age houses face the South East quadrant.