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Rediscovering Medieval Lives at Calverley Old Hall

A view of Calverley Hall, a large historic building.Presented by Caroline Stanford, Landmark Trust

When: Thursday 06 July, 13.00-14.00
Where: University House: Beechgrove Room
This event is free of charge.

Calverley Old Hall is an ancient manor house in Leeds currently under restoration by the Landmark Trust. The on-site archaeology and documentary research are yielding fascinating insights into the lives of the Calverley family, who lived on the site for some 600 years from around 1100. The talk will cover the history and evolution of Calverley Old Hall and the colourful lives of some of those who lived within its walls. It will include recent discoveries on site, including a painted chamber of exceptional 16th-century Renaissance wall paintings of national significance. For the first time, a spotlight is being shone upon this important medieval building in Leeds.