Visit one of Ledbury's oldest timber-framed buildings, currently used as the Town Council Offices and read through the County edition of the Domesday Book.
This County Edition of Great Domesday Book is limited to one thousand copies!!
At the bottom end of Church Lane, stands one of Ledbury’s oldest timber framed buildings, currently used as the Town Council Offices. It is believed to date from the end of the 15th Century, so stood in need of major restoration by the late 20th Century and work started in 1988. There is significant circumstantial evidence to suggest that it may well have been the New Booth Hall, which was commissioned in the late 15th Century.
For this festival only, we have a copy of the County edition Domesday Book, which will be displayed in the Jacobean Room for all to see. the Domesday Book is by far the most complete record of pre-industrial society to survive anywhere in the world and provides a unique window into the medieval world and William the Conqueror. This County Edition of the Great Domesday Book is limited to one thousand copies and this set number is 112.
Please note visitors will only be able to read a copy of the Domesday Book. There will be a member of staff to turn the pages when requested/needed and gloves will be worn at all times.
Friday 15 September: 1000-1300
Saturday 16 September: 1000-1200 & 1300-1500
No booking required
Although we have a ramp, due to the age of our building the door frames are narrow and may not accommodate all wheelchairs / prams etc
Max 6 people per tour/session. 20 minutes Ledbury is well known for its history and culture. Many buildings will be open during the Heritage Open Day Weekend. Contact for the day: Ledbury Town Council
Event organiser is Ledbury Town Council.
Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.