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Open day at ancient forest court

An exclusive opportunity to see the historic Verderers Hall and discover more about its role in the New Forest takes place on Friday 13th September.


Home to the ancient Verderers’ Court, the Verderers Hall is a fascinating piece of Forest history and plays a significant part in the New Forest community. The Hall is an active court where Commoners make presentments on matters related to commoning in the Forest for the Court’s consideration.


Over the last three years restoration work has taken place by Forestry England to preserve the Hall for future generation. Repairs have included relaying the quarry tile flooring that dates from 1904 or earlier, renovating the stained-glass windows and creating two short films about the National Park and the Verderers.


Visitors can drop in to the free event between 11am and 3pm at The Queens House, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NH.


No booking is required and parking is available in the main Lyndhurst Town car park only (pay and display). Please note that dogs are not allowed at this event.


The renovations have been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Our Past, Our Future landscape partnership scheme.


To find out more about the event please contact Forestry England on 0300 067 4601.




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