The Anglo-Saxon 'Geteld'

A provisional reconstruction

Research into the geteld is still in progress, and further variants and clarification can be expected. The form illustrated here is the simplest for which we can have a good degree of confidence.


The geteld is shown here as front-opening, but a double-ended version would be an equally valid interpretation of current evidence.


A loose-fitting mortice-and-tenon is a possible method for fitting the ridge-pole to the tent poles.


Two-inch diameter bannister rail is about the right size for the poles themselves.

Tangwyn, March '93