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The Market House, Ledbury

High Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DH
Date and Time
15 - 17 September

The room above the Market House will be open to view and contains information boards and displays to read.

There will also be live performances of Mediaeval music, on Saturday 16th September, taking place throughout the day.

The stilted black and white Market House dates from the early 17th century and was built as a Corn Warehouse, but also used to store wool, hops and acorns through the centuries. It was used for a few years as a Marriage Room, although that was stopped in 2004 because of disability access laws. Today it is used for town council meetings, sales and exhibitions etc. The twice weekly charter market, dating from the 12th century, still takes place beneath it on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

On Saturday 16th September, inside the Market House, Master Richard will portray a Tudor Tailor and Mistress Mary will portray a Tudor Housewife. They will play European music from the 12th to 16th centuries, from country to more courtly tunes, using replica period instruments which include pipe & tabor, gemshorn and drums.

There will also be a display of plants used for medicinal, cosmetic, laundry and general household purposes, as well as spice boxes, oils, balms and syrups using recipes from the period.

A PowerPoint presentation will be playing at other times during the weekend.

Event Times

Friday 15 September: 1100-1300 & 1400-1600
Saturday 16 September: 1000-1500
Sunday 17 September: 1300-1600

Booking Details

No booking required


The Market House is not accessible upstairs by wheelchair.

Additional Information

Max 80 people per tour/session. There are car parks in Ledbury close to the venue. Contact for the day: Olivia Trueman 01531632306

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.

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