the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

forgotten taboring traditions - The Stang Ride


The Great Hall, Montacute House, Somerset

Montacute House was built for Sir Edward Phelips (c.1555/60-1614) a lawyer and Member of the House of Commons. He was the Speaker and then Master of the Rolls and the opening prosecutor during the trial of the Gunpowder Plotters in 1605. Having this plasterwork panel in his reception room was possibly a joke - trial by neighbour versus trial by the Houses of Parliament.

National Trust property contact & visitor info ref 159691 ©NTPL/Nadia Mackenzie


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