Gearwe, the Anglo-Saxon word which would eventually become Jarrow, is the name of a farm and a small settlement built using archaeological findings on Anglo-Saxon buildings which were being constructed when Bede was alive.
A recreated Anglo-Saxon building where one of the wealthier families of a settlement would live. Based on a ground plan uncovered at Yeavering in Northumberland. Gearwe was the Anglo-Saxon name for Jarrow.
This building contains a pit ("grube" in German), possibly for grain storage. Later names for this structure might have been grubhouse, or grubhut. It's based on the plan for a building discovered by archaeologists at New Bewick in Northumberland, although similar buildings from this period have been found all over Northern Europe. It is thatched with heather. Gearwe was the Anglo-Saxon name for Jarrow. The generic name for these types of structure is Pit-House.