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Excellent use for old building

This fascinating timber-framed building is now used as the Ledbury library with the great hall used... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
Restoration of the Master's House

The Great Hall was built in the sixteenth century, it was the home of the Master of St... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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The Master's House warmly welcomes visitors throughout the year, offering a programme of heritage, cultural and community activities for all ages. Other services available in the building include Herefordshire Council Library and Customer Services...more
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Sear House Bye Street | St. Katherine's Hospital, Ledbury HR8 2AA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This fascinating timber-framed building is now used as the Ledbury library with the great hall used for the library's administration. The hall has an excellent medieval timber roof.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The Great Hall was built in the sixteenth century, it was the home of the Master of St. Katherine's Hospital. Nowadays it houses the library and the archive of poet John Masefield. It is well worth a visit.

Thank Januarius
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Make time to visit this extraordinary refurbished, revived house and read about its history. Quite something both historically and to enjoy the craftsmanship. Not always open at useful weekend times but see if you can catch a talk/tour, well worth it

1  Thank jezzaontour
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This must be one of the most impressive libraries in the uk. Walk inside and you can’t be other than amazed. The restoration story and standard of work is amazing.

2  Thank Stlo01
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This recently restored historic place is well worth a visit if you are visiting Ledbury. It's in the town centre and close to the main car parks and so no excuse but to visit! :)

Thank dining767676
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Once the Master of St. Katherine's Hospital's house(Hospital as in hospitality) Now a small town library containing John Masefield memorabilia(poet laureate i938 - 61, born in Ledbury) and meeting rooms. Fine example of a medieaval Hall House.

Thank SylviaSquirrel
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Library inside this modern building & splitting into smaller sections inside. None locals can log on computers as a guest. Disabled loo inside. Opens Mon, Thur & Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm. Tues 9.30am – 6pm. Wed & Sun closed. Sat 9.30am – 12.30pm. Display case...More

Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Its free!! Not to be missed the explanation of the buildings construction and its history from early times to the present day is very good.

Thank centralheating
Reviewed 18 September 2017

During our stay in Ledbury we were recommended to visit the Masters House. This is a medieval house of an important man that has been preserved, refurbished and cherished. We had heard that the original building was in case with a later outer red brick...More

1  Thank AudRoy0
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We spent a half day in Ledbury and whilst eating lunch visited the Information Centre located in the High Street and read the pamphlet "Welcome to Ledbury" which listed Library & Masters House. The Masters House is located in the centre of a car park...More

Thank Will O
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