Archaeological excavations at Sylva Wood Centre September 2016

Anglo-Saxon building discovered at the Sylva Wood Centre

An Anglo-Saxon building has been discovered on our land at the Sylva Wood Centre. Timber remained the building material of choice for Anglo-Saxon kings and nobility, even several centuries after stone construction was reintroduced for building churches. Indeed, the word ‘timber’ is an Anglo-Saxon one and was synonymous with the act of building itself. Watch a short TV interview.