Volunteers who've painstakingly constructed a replica Anglo-Saxon house in Nottinghamshire have been left devastated after it was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.
The wooden hut known as a Grubenhaus was found burnt to the ground at Skylarks Nature Reserve close to the Holme Pierrepont Country Park near Nottingham.
The building was designed to match the archaeological remains of a wooden structure previously unearthed at the site. The team of volunteers built it by hand using traditional methods dating back nine hundred years. They had been working on the project for eighteen months.
Police are investigating the fire. The Trust say they won't be beaten by the vandals and will continue the project undeterred.