Moot Hall, Elstow a collection illustrating English seventeenth century life and traditions associated with the life of John Bunyan, 1628-88. by Bedfordshire (England). County Council.

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LC ClassificationsDA690.E37 B42
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Pagination28 p.,
Number of Pages28
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Open LibraryOL6162974M
LC Control Number54027690

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Moot Hall Elstow – The Moot Hall & Village Green Step into the world of John Bunyan when you visit this delightful 15th century timber-framed market hall, set on Elstow village green.

Moot Hall Moot Hall is currently closed and is liable to remain so throughout the winter of As soon as we are able to re-open, we will publish details here. In the meantime, why not take a virtual tour of Elstow, by visiting Elstow's Picture Archive And discover more about the village by exploring Elstow.

Elstow and The Moot Hall. A Brief History Elstow village is best known as the birthplace of the 17th century preacher and author John Bunyan. But Elstow's history stretches back many hundreds of years before Bunyan's birth. Evidence of a burial ground and Elstow book discovery of the base.

InMoot Hall was restored and opened as a museum, dedicated to 17th century local author John Bunyan. Bunyan’s book - “The Pilgrim’s Progress” - was the second best-selling book, worldwide, for years, until JK Rowling relegated it to third place. TL ELSTOW THE GREEN.

8/65 Moot Hall GV II* Moot Hall. Circawith slightly later additional bay. Timber-framed with red brick infilling.

Clay tile roof. Original structure of 4-bay plan, with one bay added to E gable end. 2-storeys. Heritage List Entry Summary for The Moot Hall.

Heritage List Entry Summary for The Moot Hall. Images & Books Historic England holds an extensive range of publications and historic collections in its public archive covering the historic environment. Elstow. National Grid Reference: TL Summary. Not currently available for. Elstow Moot Hall (also known as "The Green House") stands in the village of Elstow in Bedfordshire, just south of the swelling townscape of hall stands in isolation on the village green.

The hall is a remarkable survival – an early Tudor-style timber-framed building, built in the 15th century, possibly by the carpenter to Elstow Abbey, William Arnold. It was built to provide both.

Elstow Moot Hall. Elstow Moot Hall February Elstow Moot Hall was listed by the former Ministry of Public Buildings and Works in as Grade II* - a particularly important building of special interest. The ministry dated the building to aboutnoting that a bay was added at a slightly later date. It is timber-framed with red brick.

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The Moot Hall Maldon is a unique Grade I listed heritage building available for civil ceremonies. Elstow - The Moot Hall & Village Green. Step into the world of John Bunyan when you visit this delightful 15th century timber-framed market hall, set on the village green, in the centre of the delightful village of Elstow.

Elstow Green is a delightful place for a. The Moot Hall, exterior and upstairs room. An Abbey was founded at Elstow in about and at its peak housed an Abbess and thirty nuns and at the dissolution was the eighth richest nunnery in England.

The church is the remains of the Abbey church and stands in the grounds of the mansion created from the demolished Abbey buildings.

This was, presumably, still at the Moot Hall. The Bunyan Meeting minute book [BY9/3 page ] stated in that: "As there Elstow book no probability of a new chapel Elstow book erected" the Moot Hall. Elstow Moot Hall. Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/21/ - Location Lat Log: Geolocation isFind, book and explore our upgraded rooms in moments - even when you're on the go.

Get the best value prices at your fingertips. Free for iP hone TM and Android TM. Elstow Moot Hall is located. There is a large entrance hall with a downstairs cloakroom off to one side.

The front room has served as the Vicar’s study and office. There is a large lounge/diner with French windows leading on to the raised patio.

Off the entrance hall is a large kitchen diner with a walk in larder and utility room. Real photographic postcard of the Moot Hall, Elstow, (near Bedford), Bedfordshire.

In very good condition. Publisher unknown. Not postally used. Please note that the watermark of “Millston Postcards” does not appear on the original postcard.

Elstow Moot Hall At one end of the village green in Elstow is the old Moot Hall, a picturesque 15th-century building of brick and timber which now houses a museum of 17th-century life with a focus on the life and career of John Bunyan.

Moot Hall, Church End, Elstow, MK42 9XT. Doors at PM, Tickets £10 + booking fee. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is a folk musician and singer. Cohen has been a musician since the age of 6 and took to squeezeboxes in his teens and has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina.

Elstow Abbey founded by Judith, a niece of William the Conqueror. Moot Hall built (approx.). On the 26th August Elstow Abbey surrendered to Henry VIII as a result of the dissolution of the religious houses. Henry VIII initially considered maintaining the abbey as a cathedral for Bedfordshire but this plan came to nothing.

Elstow Abbey estate sold to Sir Thomas. Moot Hall's museum holds a substantial collection of photographs, from the s onward, and these can be viewed on request or on-line in the Elstow Picture Archive (see 'External Links', below). InBedfordshire changed from the Primary/Secondary system to Lower/Middle and Upper schools and Elstow Primary School lost its three top nial county: Bedfordshire.

A moot hall is a meeting or assembly building, traditionally to decide local issues. In Anglo-Saxon England, a low ring-shaped earthwork served as a moot hill or moot mound, where the elders of the hundred would meet to take decisions. Some of these acquired permanent buildings, known as moot halls.

However, many moot halls are on relatively new sites within later settlements. Moot Hall is a history museum in the Elstow area of Bedford in Bedfordshire. This 15th century timber-framed house contains collections of 17th century furniture and artefacts to demonstate how people lived their lives during the s.

The hall also has a connection to the famous preacher and author John Bunyan and there are also items on. A well-worthwhile diversion from Bedford, Elstow has some of the key characteristics of an English village, especially the Moot Hall, Green and tea room.

Local history and Bunyan's significance are well explained by local guides / custodians. A bit expensive but worthwhile.4/5(4). places in his book The Pilgrim's Progress: Elstow green where, as a youth, John played the game of Tip-cat.

Did the large commercial fairs that were held here give John the idea for 'Vanity Fair'. His grandfather, Thomas, lived in a cottage at the side of the green, right next to the Moot Hall. Here is the cottage he lived in, the House of the Interpreter, the little Moot Hall which held all the terrible temptations of Vanity Fair.

For those who love John Bunyan and know that the Everlasting Tinker has meant to the world there is no place like Elstow. It is the holy of holies in a Bunyan pilgrim’s progress. Find hotels near Elstow Moot Hall Museum, Bretland online.

Good availability and great rates. Book online, pay at the hotel. No reservation costs. Old Moot Hall Elstow Bedfordshire Printed Postcard Early.

£ 0 bids + £ P&P. Bedfordshire Postcard - Elstow - The Moot Hall and Cross RS £ + £ P&P. Bedfordshire Postcard - Moot Hall - Elstow - Ref A. £ + £ P&P. Bunyan Family Tree.

The origins of the Elstow Bunyans are somewhat uncertain. The Rev'd Dr. John Brown (19th century biographer of John Bunyan) states (on page 23) that, possibly in the 13th century, a Bunyan family at Pullokes Hille (Pulloxhill in Bedfordshire) divided - some moving to Chalgrave, others to Elstow.

English: Moot Hall, Elstow An information board states: Moot Hall is a timber framed building built in the late 15th century with red brick nogging and a clay roof. The upper floor is jettied on three sides supported by diagonal 'dragon beams' projecting at the two western corners. Elstow Moot Hall set on the village green at Elstow, was built around as a market house in connection with the village fairs.

There were fairs for all sorts of cattle held in May and November as well as the annual May Fair with all kinds of entertainment. The hall was used for storage and as a place for hearing disputes arising out of the fairs. It is now a museum illustrating English. Elstow green and Moot Hall At the heart of Elstow is the village green, on which stands a unique 15th century building - Moot Hall.

Once the Abbey's courthouse, village meeting place and shopping centre, it is now a small museum, dedicated to John Bunyan and 17th century village life. Family History. As Curator of Elstow Moot Hall, I researched and published the most comprehensive (to date) version of the Bunyan family tree.(There is a download link at the bottom of this page.)- GeneologyI can help check the family trees of people who think they may be related to the Elstow Bunyans.

Volume III of ‘The Victoria County History for Bedfordshire’ () contained a description of the two manors which existed in Elstow. Elstow Manor was also described in the Domesday Book of It has held by Countess Judith, niece of William the Conqueror () who founded Elstow Abbey.

John Bunyan was born in to Thomas and Margaret Bunyan at Bunyan's End in the parish of Elstow, 's End is about halfway between the hamlet of Harrowden (one mile south-east of Bedford) and Elstow High 's date of birth is not known, but he was baptised on 30 Novemberthe baptismal entry in the parish register reading "John the sonne of Thomas.

Moot Hall (or Green House), situated on the village green, was originally a market house used during the 'fairs'. It was later used as the meeting place for Elstow manor court, and then for nonconformist worship.

The building dates from about The Moot Hall was built in the 15th century originally built to serve Elstow Abbey as a market house but is now a museum. John Bunyan, was born here in Elstow at Bunyan's End, which lay approximately halfway between the hamlet of Harrowden and Elstow's High Street.

Search stock photos by tags 15th century. John Bunyan was born on 28 November in a cottage in Elstow, a village on the southern outskirts of Bedford. The site, known as 'Bunyan's End', was located about half-way between the hamlet of Harrowden and Elstow's main thoroughfare, now known as the High Street.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Bedfordshire and the first Civil war: With a note on John Bunyan's military service (Elstow Moot Hall. The Moot Hall was originally called Green House, and was built by the nuns of Elstow Abbey as a storage building for stalls associated with the annual Elstow Fair.

The Abbess of Elstow gained a royal charter for a fair running 4 days from May, and the hall also functioned as a court house for hearing disputes arising from the fair. Elstow Green is a delightful place for a picnic on a summer’s day and access is free all year round. So why not bring the family, have a picnic on the green or visit Elstow Tea Garden.

Then go take a look at the beautiful interior of Moot Hall and the Abbey Church (the remains of a once much-larger Abbey) and the ancient timber-framed.

Media in category "Elstow Moot Hall" The following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total.Figure 1. Elstow Conservation Area 7 Figure 2. aerial photograph of Elstow, viewed from the west 8 Figure 3.

Elstow Brook 9 Figure 4. Excavation to the east of the churchyard wall 11 Figure 5. Simplified plan of the Abbey revealed by excavation 11 Figure 6. Elstow parish church and tower in The hall currently houses a small museum dedicated to the life and times of Bunyan.

The hall's upper floor was once used a meeting-place for Bunyan's followers and as a school. The lower floor was originally used for market traders. The hall has connections with the famous May Fair at Elstow, organised by nuns from the local Abbey.

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