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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.