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A half-timbered building at Lavenham

A half-timbered building at Lavenham

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1845

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42018

Item number: f77

Length: 25.7

Width: 18.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This delicate drawing depicts a half-timbered house at Lavenham in Suffolk.

The building is one of many fine examples of English vernacular architecture to be found at Lavenham, a once prosperous centre for the wool trade. The town originally boasted three guildhalls, in which traditional miracle plays and pageants were performed. Of particular interest is the finely executed pargetting that can still be found on some of the house facades.

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