hovels appear at Battle of Lewes village
Posted by carlotta on Monday April 28th, 2014 at 7:05pm
The ‘grand’ houses are nearly finished and it is time to concentrate on the hovels at the site of the Battle of Lewes medieval village. These start to appear as organically shaped oblong orbs formed by bending wooden boughs and tying them with string. These pods then get covered tightly with canvas. For some inexplicable reason (unknown to me at least) there is one gloriously orange hovel. When the sun is shining, the light pulsates inside it, creating a glowing domed orange room.
I have included a photograph that puts this new village within the context of the rest of Lewes. You can see the wooden huts sitting on the Railway Land, the town centre rising behind them, with Lewes Castle perched at the highest part of town. The castle was around 200 years old at the time of the Battle of Lewes. It was from the safety of the castle that King Henry III headed up onto the Downs above Lewes and into battle against Simon de Montfort and his Barons. More photos from this shoot can be found here.
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