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Anglo-Saxon malthouse discovered at Sedgeford dig

Archaeologists at Sedgeford have discovered a 1,200-year-old Anglo-Saxon malthouse buried for hundreds of years by soil washed down from surrounding higher ground.

It is the first time that a complete start-to-finish malting process from that period has been discovered in Great Britain.

The presence on the site of a mass of Ipswich Ware pottery made between 720-850AD, effectively dates the period during which the malthouse was operative.

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