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The Undercroft

Guildford

Type:Historic Site

72 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3HE

Tel: + 44 (0)1483 444751

The Undercroft

About

The medieval Undercroft on Guildford High Street is one of the finest examples in the country. Dating from the end of the 13th century, this stone vaulted semi-basement is thought to have been a merchant’s shop, selling wine or expensive cloths or silk.

Undercrofts like this are a feature of towns engaged in the import and export trade, and the merchant who built this Undercroft must have expected to deal with prosperous clients who sought luxury goods. There are traces of perhaps half a dozen Undercrofts in Guildford at the time that this one was built. They were very expensive and only a rich merchant could afford the masonry work, indicating that Guildford was very wealthy throughout the middle ages.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

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Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open (3 May 2019 - 27 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday14:00 - 16:00*
Thursday - FridayClosed*
Saturday12:00 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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