The Weavers, St Peters Street, Canterbury

The Weavers, St Peters Street, Canterbury
Photograph taken Monday, August 01, 2004 © Mr Brian Didmon. Source Historic England Archive ref: 441702

This building is dated 1500 and was one of the workshops of the Huguenot weavers. Huguenots were French Protestants who were persecuted for their beliefs. Large numbers fled to England as refugees in Tudor times bringing their skills as weavers particularly of silk.

Location

Kent Canterbury

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

industry textile weaving timber frame Medieval (1066 - 1484) Tudor (1485 - 1602)