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Iron Age house replica for Ryedale Folk Museum

A replica of an Iron Age house used by the first settlers in Ryedale is set to be built by young offenders in the grounds of Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole.

The venture, which is expected to cost £25,000, will see the 10-metre long house become a major new attraction at the popular museum, says curator Mike Benson.

The ambitious scheme, which has involved extensive research, is to be linked with the museum's cornfield site at the northern part of the grounds. There will also be a grain store and pottery kiln said Mr Benson. "It will have considerable education value. We are working with Sure Start and we are hopeful of attracting funding from DEFRA, the North York Moors National Park Authority and the Museum Service."

The Probation Service's young offenders' scheme is expected to be involved in building the house, with young people, who have been given community service orders by the courts, receiving expert help and advice.

A historical architect has been engaged to produce the plans, which have now been submitted to the national park authority for a decision on the scheme.

from This Is Ryedale:
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th May 2005ce
Edited 24th June 2019ce

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