Fig. 8. Reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon houses: a - a building with convex walls of Cheddar; b - long house of Thetford; in - semi-dugouts in Thetford; g - section of huts Fig. 9. a - plan royal dwelling in Iveringe (by Hope-Taylor); b - a floor plan in the form of a boat in Cheddar; in - the second largest building in the XII century in Cheddar; g - a rough plan of the buildings in Portchester. Descriptions found in sources indicate that all human life was held in a large hall - where they ate, slept and had fun. Very rich people could afford to have separate sleeping quarters, but these were rare exceptions.