Cooker in Medieval Hearth

This is the original 15th century kitchen hearth with restored bread oven.  People have stood here cooking for over 500 years.  In the 15th century kitchens began to be incorporated into the house and they now understood fireplaces and the risk of fire was reduced, it was now thought safe to incorporate them into the main house.  This is what was done at the manor and the south-west tower block was built creating an L shaped building and adding 3 monks dormitory rooms above.