Saturday 25 January at 11am
Shake off the Christmas cobwebs and join SPAB Somerset for a visit to Dodington church. The church has been newly repaired by The Churches Conservation Trust and was shortlisted for the SPAB Betjeman Award in 2019.
The visit will be followed by mulled cider at Dodington Hall.
"This much-altered church likely has its origins in the 12th century. Adjacent to the manor of Dodington Hall – home of relatives of William the Conqueror – from the 12th to the 18th century, the church was rebuilt and enlarged in the 15th century and the nave remodelled in the 16th century. In the 19th century new pews were installed and at the time the church was described as a “handsome stone building”. There were further restoration works after World War I when a lych gate to honour four men killed during the war was added.
The building also serves as a memorial to Admiral Sir Edward Codrington (1770-1851), Commander of HMS Orion in the Battle of Trafalgar.
Inside, the church features a Jacobean-style altar, a wooden Victorian pulpit and Gothic-style lectern, and a perpendicular-style octagonal font beneath a fine moulded timber roof structure with traces of a Medieval paint scheme." (description and image source: https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/visit/church-listing/all-saints-dodington.html)
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.
About the Somerset Regional Group
The Somerset Regional Group is run by Eve and Meriel who are conservation professionals working in the field and so the visits are organised on an ad hoc basis when we have a project on site worthy of a visit. We welcome everyone from the South West and are always keen to hear of interesting places to go and see. We love architectural history, traditional building materials, building repair techniques, conservation philosophy, craft skills visits and everything in between.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.