Properties and events in Somerset 2017

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Saltford Brass Mill

The Shallows, Saltford, Bath, Somerset, BS31 3EY

An ancient watermill on the River Avon, used as a brass mill with water powered hammers, shaping industrial and domestic hollow-ware from…

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The Cleveland Baths

Cleveland Baths, Hampton Row, Bathwick, Bath, Somerset, BA26QS

The Grade II* Listed Cleveland Pools are unique, some 200 years old and are the oldest open air public swimming pools in the country and Western…

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The History of The Magdalen Chapel

St Mary Magdalen Chapel, Holloway, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4PX

Magdalen Chapel is one of the oldest religious buildings in Bath, dating back to the middle ages when it served as the chapel to a leper hospital…

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Top Secret

Top Secret, Barrow Hill, Farmborough, Bath, Somerset, BA2 0HL

Top Secret, Barrow Hill, Farmborough, though now an unusual holiday home, is a former Royal Observer Corp Master Nuclear Bunker. It was the site…

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Temple of Harmony and Mill Wood

Goathurst, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DF

The Temple, an 18th century folly, is a replica of the Temple of Portunous in Rome. The Temple of Harmony was built by Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte…

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Wembdon Road Cemetery

Wembdon Road Cemetery, Wembdon Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7DJ

We will be holding an open day in the cemetery. Volunteers will help you to learn more about its history through short guided tours and our…

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Gordano - Black Horse Inn

Black Horse Inn, Clevedon Lane, Clapton in Gordano, Somerset, BS20 7RH

The pub was built on the edge of a salt marsh to serve the needs of the local mining community and The Black Horse name is believed to be derived…

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Open Tower St John the Baptist Church Carhampton

St John the Baptist Church, Main Road, Carhampton, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6LX

The church tower will be open to visitors who will be able to see the ringing room, belfry and views from the roof of the tower. In the ringing…

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Gordano - St Mary’s Church

Church Lane, Portbury, Somerset, BS20 7TR

The ancient Manor of Portbury is one of the oldest settlements in Britain. It was in existence before Portishead and Bristol and was a Roman port…

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Gordano - Black Nore Lighthouse

Black Nore Point, Portishead, Somerset, BS20 8GB

19th Century Cast Iron and Steel Lighthouse. Located on a picturesque point on the Severn Estuary and next to the Portishead to Clevedon coastal…

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Gordano - The Royal Inn

Royal Inn, Pier Road, Portishead, Somerset, BS20 7HG

Built in 1830 it was to be the terminus of Brunel's Great Western Railway. Passengers arriving from London or New York could disembark at The…

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White Rock Cottage, Simonsbath School and a lost Picturesque landscape

Ashcombe carpark, Simonsbath, Somerset, TA24 7SH

White Rock Cottage was built in 1820 and stands at the heart of a tiny village on the top of Exmoor at the centre of what was, until 1819, 20,000…

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Sea Dragons of Street exhibition

The Grange, Farm Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0BQ

For the first time in nearly 40 years, locals and visitors alike will get a chance to come face-to-face with Street’s famed sea…

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Otterhead Estate: Guided Walk Including Sites of the Lost House, Gardens and Lakes

Otterhead Lakes car park, Ander's Lane, Otterford, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7EE

The guided walks on Saturday 9th September 2017 will include parts of the lost gardens of Otterhead House (demolished in 1951-1952) and with the…

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South Quantock Heritage Trail

St. Augustine's Church,, West Monkton,, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8QT

Based around the South Quantock churches at West Monkton, Kingston St. Mary, Broomfield & Cheddon Fitzpaine near Taunton, an opportunity to 'Ride…

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Mendip Hospital Cemetery

Mendip Hospital Cemetery, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3NA

Opened in 1874 as the burial ground of the Somerset and Bath Pauper Lunatic Asylum (later known as the Wells Mental hospital, and from 1948, the…

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St. Cuthbert’s, Wells - Unique medieval altarpieces: Tours and Activities

St. Cuthberts Church, St. Cuthbert Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2AW

In St Cuthbert’s church there are two fascinating medieval altarpieces (or reredos), and around 420 broken pieces of the sculpture once…

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Gordano - St Peter and St Paul’s Church

Clevedon Road, Weston-in-Gordano, Somerset, BS20 8PZ

The Church is designated as a Grade I listed building. It was erected in the 12th Century by Sir Ascelin de Perceval, Earl of Yvery, son of…

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All Saints Church, North Somerset

All Saints Church, All Saints Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2NL

All Saints as completed is a wide, triple gabled building with stately decorated arcades, simple arched mouldings, and boarded wagon roofs which…

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Weston Museum

Weston Museum, Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1PR

Discover the newly opened museum and explore our giant camera obscura, created especially for Heritage Open Day. This creation has been built in…

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