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.

[SIDE VIEW]
[TOP VIEW]
[FRONT VIEW] [SCALE]

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


[PATTERN]


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

[JOINT DETAIL]

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


Tangwyn, March '93