Thursday Doors is a weekly feature that lets door lovers from around the world share pictures of the doors they have found and tell the stories behind them. For my entry this week I am taking you to Hereford, a small market town on the River Wye on the border between England and Wales.
The area has rich farmland and is famous for the large brown and white hereford beef cattle and the cider orchards that surround the town. It is not suprising that the black and white Jacobean house which stands alone in the centre of the High Town was once a butcher’s shop. The timber framed house with lattice windows was built in 1621.
As this model shows it once formed part of a rank of shops.
It finished its commercial life as a bank of Lloyds bank. When they moved out LLoyds generously gave it to the city and it has been open to the public as a museum since 1929. It has been furnished in period style with dark oak furniture. It has a particularly fine colection of contemporary wall paintings. When we visited they had added a few extra touches for Halloween.