The Retreat has been an important building in the history of the Town. It is a timber-framed house of great architectural interest.

the retreat attic

The most likely date of the building is 15th century, considerable alterations being made at a later date.

retreat_cellar

The medieval cellar will its hollow-camfered ribs belonged to an earlier building. It was probably the shop of a wholesale wine merchant who chose to store his wine in the cellar.