18th Jan, 2018

Coventry's medieval Weaver's House to open doors

Coventry Editorial 24th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY people can step back in time once more with the opening of the spectacular medieval Weaver’s House.

The hidden gem in Spon End opens its doors on Saturday April 9 for the first in a series of Open Days this year.

Visitors to the attraction in Upper Spon Street can see how it was to live as a weaver. The house has been restored to how it would have looked in 1540.

It shows how former resident John Croke, a Coventry narrow-loom weaver, and his family would have lived.

There will also be tours of the house, a replica loom and an early Tudor style garden.

Jennifer Waters of the Spon End Building Preservation Trust, which runs The Weaver’s House, said: “This is an amazing opportunity to come and visit this hidden gem in the heart of medieval Coventry.

“It offers a rare chance to see inside The Weaver’s House and to get a real sense of how people would have lived and worked.”

The Weaver’s House is part of Black Swan Terrace, 6 timber-framed cottages built in 1455. The cottages were saved from demolition and restored by Spon End Building Preservation Trust, with work completed in 2008.

The Weaver’s House at 121, Upper Spon Street, CV1 3BQ, can be reached on foot from Coventry city centre. Some on-street parking is available in Upper Spon Street.

Opening times are 11am to 4pm. Admission is free and no booking is necessary. Further open days will be on the second Saturday of the month until September.

The Weaver’s House is available for group and school visits through the year. For details call 024 7625 7117.

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