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An interesting insight into social history

The ducking stool in Leominster Priory Church was last used to duck Jenny Pipes in the river in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ludlow, United Kingdom
An interesting piece of medieval history.

Not sure why this is listed as 'Nightlife' as this attraction is simply to see the resting place of... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ducking stool in Leominster Priory Church was last used to duck Jenny Pipes in the river in 1809 for foul language. Sarah Leeke was sentenced in 1817, but the river was too low, so she was hauled round the town in the chair. This...More

Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This instrument of punishment I was told by the curator of Leominster museum was one of the last known example of its type still in existence. It can be found in the local Priory church & is in a very good state of preservation. Well...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Great visit of historical interest for the young. Our 6 year old granddaughter from Australia was take in by the history on show.

Thank Sapperjeff
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Not sure why this is listed as 'Nightlife' as this attraction is simply to see the resting place of one of the last Ducking Stools used in the early part of the 19th Century. The Leominster Ducking Stool has been in the Priory Church of...More

1  Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were told by locals in Leominster of the existance of an ancient ducking stool that was used for punishment. It can be found in the Priory Church. It is a very well preserved example of bygone ways of punishing transgressors, well worth going to...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Not Nightlife but interesting. It's an old ducking stool used to punish poor traders in the past. Now restored and held in the Church. Worth a visit to see the Church too.

1  Thank ijmark
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We wouldn't have known about the ducking stool if it was not for Tripadvisor, it can be found in the Priory Church just a short walk from the centre of Leominster. I do think this sort of punishment should come back!

2  Thank Owlincallington
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely peace of history, really well preserved. Don't forget to read the poem displaid behind it. Priory Church, were the duckingstool is displaid, is well worth a visit.

Thank gerben v
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The ducking stool, which is kept inside the church, is a very well preserved example. The previous day we had seen the ducking stool in Warwick church but the Leominster one is in a far better condition. The church itself is large with an original...More

2  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 20 March 2015

The ducking stool is found inside the Priory Church of St. Peter & St. Paul in Leominster. It hails from the 13th century and was a Benedictine Priory. It is a beautiful building with some wonderful stained glass and should prove interesting to anyone who...More

1  Thank Alan S
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