Lavenham Wool Hall

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Lavenham Wool Hall
Lavenham - Old Wool Hall.jpg
Lavenham Wool Hall is located in Suffolk
Lavenham Wool Hall
Former namesThe Hall of the Guild of the Blessed Virgin
General information
Town or cityLavenham
Coordinates52°06′27″N 0°47′47″E / 52.107519°N 0.796385°E / 52.107519; 0.796385
ClientThe Guild of the Blessed Virgin
Technical details
Structural systemJettied timber framing

Lavenham Wool Hall, also known as the Swan Hotel, is a timber framed building on Lady Street in Lavenham, Suffolk, England. Dating from the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries, it has been protected since 1958 as a listed building (grade I).[1][2]


The building started life as a guildhall. It belonged to the Guild of the Blessed Virgin, one of the four medieval guilds in Lavenham. It was converted into a Wool Hall in the late seventeenth century.[2]

It was restored by Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll around 1911 who then transferred it to Mrs Culver and it became the Railway Women's Convalescent Home. It was incorporated into the Swan Hotel in 1963.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Buildings of England, Suffolk. Nikolaus Pevsner, Yale University Press ISBN 978-0300096484
  2. ^ a b "Swan Hotel". British Listed Buildings.

External links[edit]

Media related to The Old Wool Hall at Wikimedia Commons