The Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk

The Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Suffolk
Photograph taken 30 July 2001 © Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB. Source Historic England Archive ref: 276767

An early 16th century timber-framed building. It was the hall of the Guild of Corpus Christi, which was founded in 1529. It was also one of the 4 medieval guilds of Lavenham. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was used as the parish's lock up and workhouse. It was restored by Sir Cuthbert Quilter in 1911. It still is one of the finest examples of half timbering in this part of the country.

Location

Suffolk Lavenham

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

guild hall prison workhouse Tudor (1485 - 1602)