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A village bakehouse, Göcsej, Hungary

A bakehouse is a building for baking bread. The term may be used interchangeably with the term "bakery", although the latter commonly includes both production and retail areas. [1]

Designated bakehouses can be found in archaeological sites from ancient times, e.g., in Roman forts.[2]

Historically there have been many types of bakehouses: individual, in the backyards of homesteads; communal, used by residents of a village or a town, and commercial.

Some of them used to be nothing but a huge oven, called oven-houses.

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  1. ^ Knead to Know: The Real Bread Starter, 2013, ISBN 1909166170, p. 69
  2. ^ Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Station, 2014, ISBN 1848021658, p. 226