The custodians of three notable buildings are allowing us to visit their properties. Church House has a splendid 15th century hall and we will also see the boardroom, guardroom and have access to the gardens by the river. Here we can see the exterior of rooms supposed to have been stayed in by Henry VIII. Hemingsby, in the north west corner of the Close, was a medieval canonry and once home to the lawyer representing Katharine of Aragon. It also has a medieval hall attached to a part-built house of the early 18th century. Next door, Wren Hall, was also built in the early 18th century as the Chorister’s School. We will see the original class room and dormitories above.
We will be accompanied throughout the tour by Blue Badge Guide, Ruth Newman.
Meet in the courtyard of Church House, 99 Crane Street.
Please note: this event is for Museum Members only.