As we continue our walk around Lavenham we are gradually returning towards the centre of the village
Shilling Grange which belonged to John Schylling, whose will is dated 1476
de Vere House dating from 1425 holds a lot of history but is now turned into holiday apartments
The family are reputed to be descended from the days of Caesar, but certainly from Alfonus de Veer of New Zealand, who married Countess Katherine of Flanders, daughter of Arnold II. Their son Aubrey de Vere, came to England and held land under Edward the Confessor. He took sides with William the Conqueror in 1066, and following the Norman conquest, the two Lavenham manors of Overhall and Netherhall were given to him and he married Beatrix, the Conquerer's sister.
There has been much controversy over who actually wrote Shakespeare. Thought possibly that Edward de Vere 1550 was the writer?
There is much more but I am sure that is enough
The sign says "The Gardener's House"
We will finish our walking here but there is still a lot to post on this beautiful village