Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

Corton House - Presteigne's military hospital

Miss Evelyn OBEGreat War - Mini Exhibition

As part of our ongoing project to collect and research the impact of World War One on Presteigne, the first mini exhibition focuses on Corton House, which operated as a military hospital, specializing in amputation cases. Here, the ladies of Presteigne cared for the wounded and made over 250 artificial legs, all under the watchful eye of Miss Evelyn. who was awarded the OBE for her efforts. 

Come down and learn more about this fascinating aspect of Presteigne's history.

Admission to this is free.


For more information on our World War One project just click here



Coming up: 4th Oct - 22nd Dec 2014 -  At war with the Radnorshire Constabulary 



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Strange But True

  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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