The Old House, Hereford

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The Old House, Hereford.

The Old House is a historic and distinctive black and white half-timbered house in High Town, Hereford, England, built in 1621. It is now a museum.[1]

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The Old House is a well-preserved half-timbered Jacobean building in the centre of Hereford.[1] It was built in 1621 as part of Butchers' Row. In 1816, other buildings on the row started to be demolished.[2] It has been used by butchers, ironmongers, and bankers during its existence. Old House is now the only remaining house in the original row, surrounded by more modern buildings.

Museum[edit]

Since 1929, the Old House has been a museum presenting life in Jacobean times. The house is furnished in the style of the period. Objects on display include baby walkers, beds, and wall paintings.

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Coordinates: 52°03′23″N 2°42′54″W / 52.05649°N 2.7149°W / 52.05649; -2.7149