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  • The Guildhall | Thaxted
    dating being the prime evidence Also it is not really a Guildhall as the design is more of a moote or mote hall That is a civic meeting place Many guide books mention the Cutler s Guild but not only is there no evidence that the building was associated with this guild in fact there is no evidence of such a guild in the Middle Ages and it is very unlikely that there was one What is fact is that there was a thriving cutlery industry in Thaxted at this time Therefore it is most likely they contributed financially to its construction The building has an open paved ground floor which was used as a market and meeting place and the first floor as an open gallery with window openings which could be screened when necessary The top floor was probably the Warden s living quarters As mentioned above there was a cutlery industry in Thaxted at one time it is known that over a third of the working population were involved in the trade in some way but the other trades in the town would have been associated with farming and the land When the cutlery trade began to decline and to foster and regulate trade a formal Charter of Incorporation was granted by Philip and Mary and Thaxted became a Borough This allowed the appointment of a Mayor two Bailiffs and twenty four Burgesses to form a Court of Common Council to manage the civic life of the town In 1686 the Charter was extinguished owing to the persecution of James II and during the years that followed the Guildhall fell into disrepair Yardleys Charity one of the town s existing Charities took over the Guildhall at the end of the 17th century carrying out a major restoration

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  • The Guildhall | Thaxted
    Tree ring dating being the prime evidence Also it is not really a Guildhall as the design is more of a moote or mote hall That is a civic meeting place Many guide books mention the Cutler s Guild but not only is there no evidence that the building was associated with this guild in fact there is no evidence of such a guild in the Middle Ages and it is very unlikely that there was one What is fact is that there was a thriving cutlery industry in Thaxted at this time Therefore it is most likely they contributed financially to its construction The building has an open paved ground floor which was used as a market and meeting place and the first floor as an open gallery with window openings which could be screened when necessary The top floor was probably the Warden s living quarters As mentioned above there was a cutlery industry in Thaxted at one time it is known that over a third of the working population were involved in the trade in some way but the other trades in the town would have been associated with farming and the land When the cutlery trade began to decline and to foster and regulate trade a formal Charter of Incorporation was granted by Philip and Mary and Thaxted became a Borough This allowed the appointment of a Mayor two Bailiffs and twenty four Burgesses to form a Court of Common Council to manage the civic life of the town In 1686 the Charter was extinguished owing to the persecution of James II and during the years that followed the Guildhall fell into disrepair Yardleys Charity one of the town s existing Charities took over the Guildhall at the end of the 17th century carrying out a

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  • The Guildhall
    this guild in fact there is no evidence of such a guild in the Middle Ages and it is very unlikely that there was one What is fact is that there was a thriving cutlery industry in Thaxted at this time Therefore it is most likely they contributed financially to its construction The building has an open paved ground floor which was used as a market and meeting place and the first floor as an open gallery with window openings which could be screened when necessary The top floor was probably the Warden s living quarters As mentioned above there was a cutlery industry in Thaxted at one time it is known that over a third of the working population were involved in the trade in some way but the other trades in the town would have been associated with farming and the land When the cutlery trade began to decline and to foster and regulate trade a formal Charter of Incorporation was granted by Philip and Mary and Thaxted became a Borough This allowed the appointment of a Mayor two Bailiffs and twenty four Burgesses to form a Court of Common Council to manage the civic life of the town In 1686 the Charter was extinguished owing to the persecution of James II and during the years that followed the Guildhall fell into disrepair Yardleys Charity one of the town s existing Charities took over the Guildhall at the end of the 17th century carrying out a major restoration enclosing and panelling much of the first floor and equipping it for use as a school which was also Yardleys Charity s responsibility Thaxted Grammar School operated in the Guildhall until 1878 providing free education for 30 boys adding education for 20 girls after 1830 In those days children started

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  • Send page by email | Thaxted
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sugar Beet Barn Dance 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Send page by email Your email Your name Send to Enter multiple addresses separated by commas and or different lines

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  • Conrad Noel | Thaxted
    England and officiated in various parishes until 1910 In 1910 the local landowner Lady Warwick also an outspoken left winger appointed Conrad Noel a Christian Socialist to the living of Thaxted He was a man of enormous energy and talent and transformed Thaxted into a maelstrom of political and cultural activity He joined the Independent Labour Party and in 1911 became a founding member of the British Socialist Party He remained vicar in Thaxted until his death in 1942 Conrad Noel s most notable action was when he hung the red flag and the flag of Sinn Féin alongside the flag of St George in the Church This led to the Battle of the Flags Flags can arouse passionate feelings as was demonstrated by this long running Battle of the Flags which disrupted Thaxted for several years Generations of Cambridge undergraduates journeyed here to remove the flags They led attacks on the church and ceremoniously pulled the flags down sparking off fist fights and other disturbances Eventually a consistory court ruled against his displaying the flags and Noel obeyed the ruling He founded the Catholic Crusade to propagate his views which had some impact in the origins of Trotskyism in Britain Conrad was inevitably dubbed The Red Vicar by the popular press as a result of his actions and beliefs But Noel s insistence that Christianity was about beauty and ritual too attracted many well known artists and musicians to Thaxted For several years the composer Gustav Holst and Conrad collaborated on musical events Nearby the Church are the almshouses built in the early 18th century to house the poor Opposite is a thatched building known as The Chantry which was once a medieval priest s house Conrad Noel was concerned by the dilapidated condition into which it had fallen

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  • Conrad Noel | Thaxted
    of England and officiated in various parishes until 1910 In 1910 the local landowner Lady Warwick also an outspoken left winger appointed Conrad Noel a Christian Socialist to the living of Thaxted He was a man of enormous energy and talent and transformed Thaxted into a maelstrom of political and cultural activity He joined the Independent Labour Party and in 1911 became a founding member of the British Socialist Party He remained vicar in Thaxted until his death in 1942 Conrad Noel s most notable action was when he hung the red flag and the flag of Sinn Féin alongside the flag of St George in the Church This led to the Battle of the Flags Flags can arouse passionate feelings as was demonstrated by this long running Battle of the Flags which disrupted Thaxted for several years Generations of Cambridge undergraduates journeyed here to remove the flags They led attacks on the church and ceremoniously pulled the flags down sparking off fist fights and other disturbances Eventually a consistory court ruled against his displaying the flags and Noel obeyed the ruling He founded the Catholic Crusade to propagate his views which had some impact in the origins of Trotskyism in Britain Conrad was inevitably dubbed The Red Vicar by the popular press as a result of his actions and beliefs But Noel s insistence that Christianity was about beauty and ritual too attracted many well known artists and musicians to Thaxted For several years the composer Gustav Holst and Conrad collaborated on musical events Nearby the Church are the almshouses built in the early 18th century to house the poor Opposite is a thatched building known as The Chantry which was once a medieval priest s house Conrad Noel was concerned by the dilapidated condition into which it had

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  • Conrad Noel
    the Independent Labour Party and in 1911 became a founding member of the British Socialist Party He remained vicar in Thaxted until his death in 1942 Conrad Noel s most notable action was when he hung the red flag and the flag of Sinn Féin alongside the flag of St George in the Church This led to the Battle of the Flags Flags can arouse passionate feelings as was demonstrated by this long running Battle of the Flags which disrupted Thaxted for several years Generations of Cambridge undergraduates journeyed here to remove the flags They led attacks on the church and ceremoniously pulled the flags down sparking off fist fights and other disturbances Eventually a consistory court ruled against his displaying the flags and Noel obeyed the ruling He founded the Catholic Crusade to propagate his views which had some impact in the origins of Trotskyism in Britain Conrad was inevitably dubbed The Red Vicar by the popular press as a result of his actions and beliefs But Noel s insistence that Christianity was about beauty and ritual too attracted many well known artists and musicians to Thaxted For several years the composer Gustav Holst and Conrad collaborated on musical events Nearby the Church are the almshouses built in the early 18th century to house the poor Opposite is a thatched building known as The Chantry which was once a medieval priest s house Conrad Noel was concerned by the dilapidated condition into which it had fallen and consequentaly he bought it on behalf of the church His Christian socialism did not always go down well with some of his more wealthy parishioners but no one ever doubted his sincerity and charisma As time went on Thaxted was a place where folk traditions were encouraged by Conrad and his wife

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  • Send page by email | Thaxted
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sugar Beet Barn Dance 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Saturday 19th Mar 2016 Twinning Bingo Night Thaxted Bowls Club 19 00 21 30 Home Send page by email Your email Your name Send to Enter multiple addresses separated by commas and or different lines

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