The front shop, 3m x 4m, has removable shutters that open onto the street. The central room is designed as a storage area and is fitted with security grilles while the rear room serves as the living quarters and boasts an in-house water well.
The oak-frame building with wattle and daub plastered walls has a thatched roof and there is the possibility of creating additional storage space or sleeping area by boarding-out the rafters, subject to planning.
The rooms in the house are connected by a long side corridor providing access to the backyard.
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An excavation at Poultry (ONE94) in 1994 revealed the layout of several buildings in a block that fronted onto the main east-west street, the Via Decumana.
One building was a shop which had been burnt down in the Boudican fire of AD60/61. From the evidence it had only been built shortly before and its stock was destroyed in the fire, leaving ceramic vessels, herbs and spices lying on the floor of the room that fronted onto the street. There was no front wall indicating that there must have been shutters that opened onto the street.
For further information, see First-century housing in Home life.