The oldest building in old Meergate, the old Tudor House, built in 1525, is a unique example of a ‘transitional house’ – bridging the gap between medieval open-hall and early-modern houses with two storeys throughout.
Over the years, the building has been home to Master Mariners, Flemish weavers, Cordwainers, and farmers. A 1776 map shows a sizable farmyard surrounding the dwelling; including a malthouse which still exists to the rear.
The Gardens have been lovingly restored with a Tudor Knot garden and box hedge squares with climbing plants on frames. A wonderful place for the whole family to visit.