Home Is Where the Hearth Is

Within the medieval house, daily life rituals centered around the essential tasks of maintaining a kitchen garden for herbs and simple medicinals. Soups, stews, and pottage, along with baking bread, form the home hearth’s staples. 

Common Areas

The Entrance to the home. 
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Chapel

Private chapels are often found in the lord of the manor’s home.
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Ladys' Solar

Found in the homes of the upper classes. This would be a place for the lady of the manor to embroider while being entertained with music, poetry, or song. 

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Kitchens

The size of the household would determine the extensiveness of the kitchens. The home kitchen may have areas to make cheese, prepare games, or bake bread and pies.

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Scriptorium

Early in the medieval period, the scriptorium was under the purview of the church. The later periods of the medieval and renaissance period book and scroll production moved toward the secular world. Either way, during the medieval and renaissance period owning a book, was a rare privilege.

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Stables

Hunting and riding are the noble classes’ sport, and good hunting lands are closely watched and guarded against poachers.  

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See Also "Gardens" and "Weaving".

Valencia Village

Preserving the History of Community

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Valencia Village

Preserving the History of Community

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