Gatehouse Exhibition-Sept 2011

My 'Open Day' 'WATER' Exhibition on Saturday the 10th of September 2011 in this magnificent medieval building (dated 1391) was a wonderful way to meet so many well wishers. 

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The Old Hall's Gatehouse in Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire, WS153QE

Built 1391-92 and formed the north side of a quadrangular manor house which was the home of the Mavesyn family from the 12th century. It was built by Sir Robert Mavesyn, three times High Sherriff of Staffordshire who was killed at the battle of Shrewsbury in 1403.

It is a timber framed building refaced with brick and stone in the 17th century and contains a fine crown post roof.  It was reputedly used by Oliver Cromwell to hold a council of war during the civil war.  Subsequently, it was adapted to become the stable block to the 18th century manor house. It was restored in the 1960s and is a grade 1 listed building.

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