• LOCATION 20 | Lavenham: A Walk on the Medieval Side

    Lavenham Guildhall

    Stop here for a moment to look at the Guildhall on your left.

    The Guildhall is the large building that we saw on the village sign at the start of our walk. It was built around 1530 and was called the Guildhall of Corpus Christi. This building has seen many changes over the years. The original building is the one on the right of the existing building that we now call the Guildhall. It is the timbered building with all the carving. This building has a colourful history including being a workhouse. The Guildhall today is managed by the National Trust and contains many fine displays to inform you further about the wool trade, as well as information about the building. After a visit to the Guildhall you might want to revisit many of our stops.

    When you have finished with the Market Square, stand with the Market Cross behind you and you will see a lane ahead of you. This is Market Lane leading back on to the High St. It is to the right of the only flint and brick building in the square.

    The next stop is down Market Lane, I’ll meet you there.

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Lavenham: A Walk on the Medieval Side