History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Reader's House

A Grade I Listed Building in Ludlow, Shropshire

The Reader's House, Ludlow

Uploader's Comments

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

Photo Navigator

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.