The little monk’s fishing house was fun
Fish was a staple in the diet of the mediaeval monastery and this small building was used by the monks to make the task of catching fish a little easier.
It is built on a platform of stones over a small arch which allows water from the river to flow under the floor. A trapdoor in the floor may have been used for a net and monks could sit by the fire waiting for their catch. It is said that a line was connected from the fishing house to a bell in the monastery kitchen to let the cook know when fresh fish was available.
The Nualas were loads of fun