18th October 2018,10.00am.
The history of Chipping Campden dates back from the 12th century. With a rich variety of historic buildings, it has been described by the architectural historians Verey and Brook as ‘one of the most beautiful of the smaller English towns’.
We will enjoy an introduction to the town over coffee at the Eight Bells pub, Church Street, followed by a leisurely walk to explore some of its buildings (approx. 0.5 mile walk with some standing). After an optional lunch at the pub, we will the visit St James’ Church, re-built in the 15th century in the Perpendicular style, plus the 17th-century almshouses and the remains of Campden House.
The day is intended to be informal and relaxed so members and their guests can feel free to stay for part or all of the visit.
Limited to 16 places so please book your place and emailing the organiser Lynne Pardoe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is normally adequate street parking during week days.
About the Gloucestershire Regional Group
Lynne Pardoe, Group Organiser, says "It was ten years ago when I came to live in Gloucestershire and, surprised by the absence of a SPAB group, I started one. Since then its gone from strength to strength, with a steady core of regular attenders and an ever changing background of newer members. Since I don’t work in the field of conservation I rely on suggestions to arrange visits which don’t usually open for the public and thankfully, because I’ve been running it so long people know me and will make suggestions, or offer up their own properties for a visit. I love this."
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.