Saturday, November 25, 2017

Guided Walk - Droitwich's historic timber-framed Buildings

24 September 2017

starting at 2.0pm.

For those who have missed out or would like to refresh their memory on the building research findings gleaned from the “Historic Droitwich” Heritage Lottery Project, Lyn Blewitt will leading her final walk of 2017 on Sunday 24th September starting at 2.30 pm. The guided tour will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and start outside Priory House in Friar Street (WR9 8ED), and gradually move along Friar Street to the end of the High Street. There is no charge, but donations are welcome towards the on-going costs of maintaining the website
It would be helpful if you could book your place with Claire Lloyd on 01905 771865 or with Lyn on 01905 458903.

The “Historic Droitwich: Its Streets and People” Heritage Lottery project ran from October 2013 to March 2017. During that time group members and volunteers carried out research on the documentary evidence and professional building historians, a dendrochronologist (tree-ring dating specialist) and an archaeologist undertook specialised investigations. All this information has been combined to give a more complete picture of the original date and development through the centuries of a number of timber-framed properties along Droitwich’s Friar Street and High Street.

Timber-framed buildings which will be discussed during the walk will include Droitwich’s oldest identified timber-framed building dating from 1340, and the first Wealden style building known to be built in Worcestershire (no others have been found to date in Worcestershire).

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