Step back in time in a 17th Century merchant's house

Marlborough, Wiltshire

A rare opportunity to view a 17th century house of the type many of us might have lived in.

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The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. During 1653 – 1700, a fine timber and brick building was constructed, its interior panelled, wall paintings added and its commanding oak staircase restored.

A substantial amount of this fabric survives and hidden painted decoration is still being revealed. Conservation still takes place here making the Merchant's House a special and unique visitor attraction.

Each year more of its splendours are being revealed and many visitors return regularly to view progress on the project.

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