When it was discovered in 1927 this lovely graceful timber-frame house was believed to have been King John's Hunting Lodge, but later revelations found this not to be so and the house is now thought to date from the mid-13th-century, and not from 1206 the official date for the King's hunting lodge.
The origins of the house with its attached Tudor cottage remain unknown, but there are indications that it has stood since medieval times by the heraldic graffiti carved into the plasterwork of the upper floor. Below, there are the remains of a floor made from animal bones, this dates prior the 18th-century, when the house was used as a workhouse.
This delightful house is now the home of the Moody Museum which depicts life in Victorian and Edwardian era of Romsey. It has rooms attractively set out, featuring a shop and a parlour. The attached cottage serves as a comfortable tearoom.
Behind the buildings there is a pretty garden bordered by the rippling waters of the Holbrook stream
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