The Recorders House

Gifted is located in The Recorders House in Thaxted's Town Street. The Recorders House, c1465, has a Tudor interior which boasts linen fold panelling and a huge brick fireplace. There are carvings under the oriole windows at the front which depict King Edward IV coat of arms. It is rumoured that he had the building erected as a hunting lodge although this is disputed by some local historians. It is more widely accepted that William Benlowes, sergeant at law, worked here 'recording' the taxes, giving this unusual building its name.

The Recorders House is just one of Thaxted's historical gems. - find out more on the Town website or by following Thaxted Online on Facebook.
There are also many independant businesses in our thriving little town that make a trip here well worth it.

  • Thaxted Guildhall

  • Fishmarket Street

  • John Webb Windmill

  • Almshouses

  • Around Thaxted

  • Stoney Lane