Structure Eight

Structure Eight.

Structure Eight is very large – the largest example of piered architecture found on site to date – with five sets of double piers dividing the interior and sixth hearths.

The building had a single entrance, in the north-eastern end, directly opposite a large, rectangular recess.

Constructed shortly after Structure One, Structure Eight was built on top of earlier building remains, which inevitably led to problems with subsidence. The result was that the building eventually collapsed, its roof falling in and leaving stone tiles littering the floor.

After the destruction of the south-eastern end, the rubble was removed and Structure Ten built over the cleared area.