At the centre of Ledbury is the Black and White Grade 1 listed Market Hall. Reportedly designed by the King’s Carpenter John Abel, who was responsible not only for this, but for many other historical buildings that still stand in Herefordshire today. Building work on Market Hall started in 1617 and took around 50 years. This was obviously a good investment in time as the Market Hall is one of the finest examples in England and still hosts markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays. How many buildings made today will give a return of 100 years use for every ten used in their construction?<br /><br />Poets flock to Ledbury to soak up the heritage of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and John Masefield, both of whom lived in the area. Each year, Ledbury hosts a poetry festival, which has become the leading event of its kind in the UK.<br /><br />Ledbury High Street has many black and white timbered buildings going back to a similar era to the Market Hall. Ledbury Town Hall features a famous 16th century painted room, while not far away, the Butcher Row House Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into local Victorian life.<br /><br />Just out of town, in the foothills of the Malverns is Eastnor Castle. Surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake, Eastnor is a 19th Century revival castle with richly decorated interiors and magnificent grounds.<br /><br />With historic buildings in and around the town, some national monuments, some still in use, owned privately or by the local council, we often find ourselves called on in the Ledbury area to ensure that when the grime from traffic, bird fouling, general day to day soiling or even graffiti is removed from a treasured building, there is no damage to the often delicate stonework beneath.<br /><br />From removal of old paint for a domestic redecoration project, or the intricate cleaning of stone work in a cathedral using the poultice method, you will find that wherever you are in Ledbury or Herefordshire, you will get a quick response, highly competitive quotation and thorough cleaning from DJ Cooper. Our number is shown above, or if you prefer to send us an email, simply click in the header of any page.
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