Recently I visited the Old House in the town of Hereford after fellow writer Christina Courtenay recommended that I take a look.
A dresser in the dining room on the ground floor of the house, presumably made of oak. Note the practical stone-flagged floor.
A long narrow dining table, large enough to seat a big family, and in the background stairs leading up to the drawing room on the first floor.
The item which surprised the most was this baby walker on the top floor. Isn’t it cute? Although I did worry about its proximity to the stairs but maybe they only used it on the ground floor…
Built in 1621 as part of Butchers’ Row, the Old House is a very well-preserved half-timbered Jacobean building. The other houses in the original row have long since been demolished, and this building is now the only one left. It’s been a museum since 1929, and it houses some items which really surprised me. Here are some photos from the interior.
This gorgeous canopied bed made me want to catch up on some sleep!
No visit is complete without a bit of dressing up.
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