Middle Ages Manor
The Manor house
Serfs and peasants housing
The serfs and peasants lived in houses that were very small, and the roofs were usually made of thick straw.
The mill was used to pump water and grind grain.
A blacksmith would create things using, an anvil - a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering. Tongs. Bellows. A variety of hammers varying in size for shaping and finishing.
The Church was the single most dominant institution in medieval life, its influence pervading almost every aspect of people's lives. Its religious observances gave shape to the calendar; its sacramental rituals marked important moments in an individual's life (including baptism, confirmation, marriage, the eucharist, penance, holy orders and the last rites); and its teachings underpinned mainstream beliefs about ethics, the meaning of life and the afterlife.