Visit to Stoneleigh and Spon End
18 May, 11am
We will be visiting various properties in Warwickshire in the company of Dr Nat Alcock, an expert on medieval peasant houses in the Midlands and author of a book on this subject.
We meet at 11am at The Weaver’s House, Spon End. Spon End is a terrace of six houses one of which is The Weaver’s House which has been restored to how it would have been in 1540 when it was occupied by John Croake and his family. These houses have been moved to their current situation from other areas of the city. The garden is planted with plants that would have been used at this time for food, flavouring and medicinal use.
Attendees should then make their own arrangements for lunch.
We meet again at 2pm at Stoneleigh Village Hall where Dr Alcock will guide us around Stoneleigh. The village houses a varied collection of properties, in particular Warwickshire timber buildings, from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Afterwards tea, coffee and cake will be served in the village hall.
The cost for the visits including tea, coffee and cake will be £15.
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."
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