"One of England’s great archaeological sites, West Stow has extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village surrounded by 125 acres of unspoilt countryside. West Stow Country Park features 125 acres of woods, heathlands, a river and a lake, plus nature trails, walks and an adventure playground." Source: Moyse's Hall Museum.
According to Wikipedia, "West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village is both an archaeological site and an open-air museum located near to West Stow in Suffolk, eastern England. Evidence for intermittent human habitation at the site stretches from the Mesolithic through the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British period, but it is best known for the small village that existed on the site between the mid-5th century and the early 7th century CE, during the early Anglo-Saxon period. During this time, around 70 sunken-featured buildings were constructed on the site, along with 8 halls and a number of other features. Subsequently abandoned, the area became farmland in the Late Medieval [period]."
Next video shows the construction of the village by the West Stow Environmental Archaeology Group in 1973.
"Anglo-Saxon buildings were wooden and thatched so the only evidence of their existence is foundation hollows," according to the Bury Free Press (2015). The West Stow village may have been the site or near the site of one of the Anglo-Saxon "strategic defensive settlements ... established [in the fifth century AD] to protect the British Cotswold heartlands ..." (St. Edsmundsbury Chronicle) Dr. Stanley West, an archaeologist involved in the 1960-1970 excavations of the site, "believed that from c440 AD to c480 AD there were ... two family groups of buildings located at the site at West Stow." (Ibid)
"The excavations showed a large hall in the middle of the village with other houses and structures surrounding it. This suggests that it was a close-knit community. There is evidence that the inhabitants had trade links to their home land, shown by artefacts found that are not produced locally." Source: Fen Edge Archaeology Group.