Doug Wall

Doug Wall

Posted on 01/12/2016


Photo taken on January 19, 2013



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The Old Weavers House

The Old Weavers House
The Old Weavers House is a gorgeous half-timbered building on the River Stour. It takes its name from the influx of Flemish and Hugenot weavers who had begun fleeing persecution and war in the Spanish Netherlands in the mid-16th century. The Huguenots introduced silk weaving into the city, which by 1676 had outstripped wool weaving. By the 17th century, Canterbury's population was 5,000; of whom 2,000 were French-speaking Protestant Huguenots. Elizabeth I granted the Flemish weavers the right to establish their businesses in Canterbury, and they are known to have used this and other similar buildings nearby.

The house probably dates back to at least the 14th century although the current building largely dates to a reconstruction in the second half of the 16th century.

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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific capture!

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19 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Amazing architecture; very well captured.
19 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Lovely architectural Building and you captured it so well. Brilliant Doug Regards Tess
19 months ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Beautiful building!
18 months ago.