Lavenham Guildhall is a timber-framed municipal building in Lavenham, Suffolk, England. It is Grade I listed.
By the late 14th century, Lavenham was at the centre of the East Anglian woollen cloth trade. Its specialised production of woad-dyed broadcloth, known as Lavenham Blue, had made it one of the richest towns in England. This wealth was the catalyst for four guilds being established in the town by the local merchant families: the most important of these was the Guild of Corpus Christi formed in 1529. The guild established their guildhall at around that time; the design made extensive use of jettied timber framing and featured a gabled porch projecting from the centre of the building on the north-west elevation.
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Austen Welham | Apr 4, 2018
Lovely and interesting place. Well worth a visit if in lavenham or nearby. Not big enough to spend too long there but you can extend your stay making use of the excellent tea and cake area!
Neil Goodwin | Mar 28, 2018
Interesting building with useful panels and displays showing it's history. Look around the outside for detailed wooden carvings. Perhaps a little pricey for entry but you can park for free and the village is stunning.
Bunny Brown | Apr 18, 2018
The guildhall is quite interesting, as far as its history goes. There are not many items in it to see, but what there is is presented well. The village of Lavenham is also oldie worldie which is nice
Alan Sawyer | Mar 28, 2018
Fantastic place so many things going on with history time line from a wool guildhall to a workhouse. Guide was very knowledgeable. Great tea and cakes!!!
william beckett | Feb 3, 2018
Went to the Guildhall in Lavenham a couple of weeks back, what a glorious place this is. Although it was raining we decided to have a look around The Guildhall, The guide was very informative and knowlegable. The place itself is very interesting and atmospheric, a couple of hours gladly spent, Oh and had a nice cup of Tea and cake. Yum
Terry Clegg | May 24, 2018
Very interesting place to visit. Quite sad to see some of the accounts of those who have been held there in the past. Makes you realise how lucky we modern people are. Good tea shop. Enchanting garden. Well worth a visit.
Helen Pleasance | May 29, 2018
Amazing place. Such a beautiful building in a beautiful village. I intend to go back and explore more
Steve Thomas | Jun 8, 2018
Proper history right here, historic building, 100's of years old, not restored, but 100% authentic.
stephen harper | Jun 17, 2018
Interesting Building which is spread over a couple of floors. We had an enjoyable visit. In one of the rooms it covers the history of the town. Good tea room as well. As this is a very old building spread over a number of floors I feel it may not be suitable for someone eith mobility issues
Maggie Ellison | Jun 30, 2018
super interesting place. It's been used for so many things over the years. Informative stewards and good presentation of facts. yummy food in the cafe with outside seating.
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