Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Carlisle Guild Hall

The Guildhall is Carlisle's only medieval house. Built in 1407 of timber, tile bricks and clay, by Richard of Redeness, he left the house to the community of Carlisle when he died. The tradesmen of the middle ages found it necessary to protect themselves by forming special associations or Guilds. Carlisle had eight Trade Guilds, and each had one room as a meeting place. The Guilds were Butchers, Merchants, Shoemakers, Skinners, Smiths, Tailors, Tanners and Weavers

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