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A circular or sub-circular dwelling, largely timber-built, although it may have a stone or earth wall base.

Round House (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
HUT CIRCLE A low, circular or oval bank of turf, earth or stone, which represents the remains of a roundhouse of later prehistoric date.
RING DITCH HOUSE A roundhouse with an internal ditch, which may be visible on the ground surface.
RING GROOVE HOUSE A roundhouse, the upright posts of which stood in a penannular bedding trench. The trench may be visible on the ground as a shallow groove.
SOUTERRAIN A subterranean or partly subterranean chamber or passage. Often associated with an above ground structure. Linked Data resource