Paycocke's: the house

A Tudor timber framed building with cartway on the left

Built in the latest fashion, this 16th-century building never fails to impress. Journey through time as each room tells another story in a different age.

Thomas Paycocke's house

Marvel at its intricate interior and learn all about the colourful characters that once lived and worked here through the marks they have left behind.
Download the Paycocke's room guide (PDF / 1.3MB) download

Ornate carvings

Witness Tudor carpentry at its finest by gazing at the elaborate wooden carvings. Let dragons, jokers and heraldic symbols transport you to an age of chivalry. See if you can spot the owner's initials and the mysterious face overhead.

Our collection

Have a browse through our collections catalogue online. We have nearly 300 objects which range from books to crockery and much more.
National Trust Collections has digitised their 736,334 records for items located all over the country.
Explore our treasures

Bringing our rooms to life

We've been making a few changes to how we display some of the rooms, turning back the clock so they appear as past owners might have known them.
Over the next few years we hope to continue this work by exploring more stories of the house and past residents as they come to light.

Lifting the lid on Paycocke's

The roof had been deteriorating at an increasing rate, accelerated by recent cold winters and the structure coming to the end of its life.
Work started on reroofing the house in October 2011 and was completed in March 2012.

Garden project

Our team of dedicated garden volunteers have used their green fingers to bring our garden back to life.
With new flower beds, lots of arts & crafts touches and additional vegetable patches, it's been transformed into a beautiful cottage garden.

Get involved

We're always looking for fresh faces to join our fantastic team of volunteers at Paycocke’s.
Volunteering with the National Trust is a great way to try something new, meet new people, learn new skills and help look after our amazing places, for ever, for everyone.
We're looking for more volunteers to join our gardening team, to find out more download the role description.
Send us an email or call us on 01376 561305 to find out more about our roles.