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The Merchant's House

132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1HN

The Merchant's House

132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1HN

The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed, its interior panelled, brilliant with wall paintings and a commanding oak staircase.

Its position in Marlborough's lively High Street is a reminder that it was both the shop and the home of a prosperous Puritan family. The Baylys lived through the English Civil War and the republican Commonwealth as well as the Great Fiore in which they lost their previous home.

By careful conservation of the building and the use of appropriate 17th century furnishing, the Merchant's House Trust is bringing back to life the home of a family who lived through one of the most tumultuous but fascinating periods of English history. A substantial number of original features survives and hidden painted decoration continues to be revealed. The on going conservation makes the Merchant's House a special and unusual place to visit,.

Information on The Merchant's House , 132 High Street , Marlborough

Opening Times: April to end Oct on Tues, Fri & Sat
Admission: £7.50 adult, £1 Under 16s
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: Located on Marlborough High Street
Facilities: Disabled Access - Guide Dogs Permitted, Ramp/Level Access - some areas, There is a stairlift from the ground to 1st floor allowing access to the principal rooms, Parking (charge in town centre), Shop

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Review of The Merchant's House

Posted on by Janet MCustomer visited Apr 2015

Really enjoyable and informative - well worth seeing.


Review of The Merchant's House

Posted on by Andrew BCustomer visited Jun 2015

Marvellous restoration on-going, most impressive and excellent guide informing us.


Review of The Merchant's House

Posted on by I m HCustomer visited Feb 2014

Keep up the good work, I am astounded by what has been done.


Review of The Merchant's House

Posted on by A DCustomer visited Aug 2013

Beautifully brought back to life. Well done.


Review of The Merchant's House

Posted on by Anne MCustomer visited Apr 2013

A brilliant guide with great description of a spectacular House.


Review of The Merchant's House

Posted on by S & m MCustomer visited Oct 2012

Loved our tour so much, what a fascinating House! Will hope to return, thankyou.

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