The name given to the tight trousers worn by some Regency gentlemen, such as the notorious Beau Brummell and his ‘dandy’ followers, as they showed off their leg muscles.
Giving a future to the past
Our building is now the UK’s only remaining Judge’s Lodging that retains its original courtroom and domestic contents, and that is open to visitors. We have a handsome courtroom with full fittings and cells below, whilst the house retains a huge proportion of its original 1820s fittings and furnishings. We also care for and display Presteigne’s remarkable community collection, formerly housed at the Town Museum.
In 1997, painstaking restoration opened the Lodging up to the public, revealing its original décor and gas lighting, dining and sitting rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and courtroom. So much that is retained at here conveys a unique experience of the Victorian domestic and civic world. Our work now is about preserving and continuing to share that.
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Every donation is enormously appreciated and goes purely towards supporting The Judge’s Lodging’s charitable aims. Donors help us to protect the building and the collections we cherish, and to ensure that visitors can share the incredible atmosphere of our period rooms. School children, families, the community and visitors can participate in a uniquely memorable experience that shapes their understanding of the past.
Every person who donates will get their name on our ‘Thank You’ page. If you wish to be anonymous, we will, of course, honour that.