Pest Cottage, School Lane, Woodhouse, Leicestershire

This timber framed cottage was built in the 16th or 17th century. It is known as Pest Cottage because in 1665 it became the home of Thomas Rawlins (c1620-70), a refugee from the Great Plague in London. Rawlins was made the Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint in 1646. He had supported the Royalists during the Civil War. He made several medals in support of the Royalist cause. He also left money that was used to found Rawlins school in Woodhouse.


Leicestershire Woodhouse


Tudor (1485 - 1602)


house plague refugee engraver charity Tudor (1485 - 1602)