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A common form of structure found on Romano‐British sites comprising a T‐ or Y‐shaped channel with signs of burning and a hearth area at one end. The channels are often lined with stone or chalk and are clearly flues along which warm air passed before being dispersed beyond the junction of the channel. Careful examination of the areas round about suggest that these features are the subsurface elements of an above‐ground timber structure, and because cereal grain has been found in the flues they are often reported as corn‐ driers. Recent experimental work by Peter Reynolds and others has suggested, however, that they were in fact malting floors.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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