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The Reader's House was once the home of the Bible Reader for Saint Laurence's Church, which is directly opposite. In the times when reading was a relatively rare skill, this was a position of some prestige.
The Reader's House dates from around 1616 although the history of the site can be traced back even further, to the early 1300's. It has also been a grammar school (around 1430), a private museum and (from 1713), the official residence of the Reader, one of the assistant clergy in the parish church.
Uploaded by Baz Richardson on 21 December 2016