Come get a flavour of life in a medieval Surrey village at Dorking museum
Dorking Museum’s special spring exhibition, in association with the Betchworth Village Archives team, gives a flavour of life in a medieval Surrey village.
Drawing from manorial records, the exhibition examines life on a medieval manor: the lords of the manor, working the land, growing wheat and tending sheep, the mill and replacement of the millstone in 1300, the role of the church in the community.
But it also features the experience of the Black Death, which took the lives of half of the villagers, Royal visits to the village (including the French Crown Prince Louis, from whom the village’s public house The Dolphin may take its name, Henry III, Edward I and Edward II).
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