Properties and events in South West 2017

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All Saints’ Wrington Bell Tower

All Saints' Church, The Triangle, Wrington, Bristol, Bristol, BS40 5LF

Climb to the top of one of Somerset's great Perpendicular period towers. Superb views (weather permitting). Brief history of the bells at All…

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Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust (Book & Drop In)

Bath Road, Brislington, Bristol, Bristol, BS4 3EW

Drop in to enjoy the peace and quiet of this 45 acre haven. Discover beautiful carved memorials from the Victorian era and learn about their…

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Brandy Bottom Colliery

Cox Grove Hill, Nr Pucklechurch, Bristol, Bristol

The Bristol Coalfield operated for over 500 years supplying coal to sustain both the industrial and domestic needs of Bristol and Bath. The coming…

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Broadcasting House (BBC Bristol), Whiteladies Road (Book)

Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 2LR

Fancy yourself as a DJ or reporter? Grab some hands-on experience with expert advice from BBC producers. Read the news on autocues and explore the…

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Heritage Open Day at Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, Bristol

Rolls-Royce plc, PO Box 3, Filton, Bristol, Bristol, BS34 7QE

This is an opportunity to experience a tour, which is only occasionally available, of the Bristol aero engine collection of the Rolls-Royce…

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Light Vessel 55 (AKA The John Sebastian)

Cabot Cruising Club, John Sebastian Quay, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6SG

The John Sebastian is one of only a handful of historic vessels found in Bristol Harbour. She was built in 1885 and was responsible for saving…

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Paintworks

Bath Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS4 3EH

Colour me happy. Discover how Bristol’s colourful houses are transforming the city. Join Stride Treglown for a series of short talks and debates…

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Parish church of St. Luke the Evangelist, Brislington.

St. Luke's Church, Church Parade, Brislington, Bristol, Bristol, BS4 5AZ

The public may visit our church. There will be activities for children and opportunities to pray or have someone pray for/with them. People may…

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SAINT STEPHEN’S CHURCH (DROP IN & BOOK)

21 St Stephens Street, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 1EQ

Book to see the sunrise from the top of Saint Stephen’s 15th century tower on Thursday morning, or take a later tour to try your hand at bell…

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/Start to explore your own Family History

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Downend Road, Downend, Bristol, Bristol, BS16 5EF

On Saturday 9th September, we are offering all visitors the opportunity to find out how to research their family tree and find out more about…

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The Church of the Holy Nativity, Knowle, Bristol

Wells Road, Totterdown, Bristol, Bristol, BS4 2AG

The Church of the Holy Nativity, Knowle Location: Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2AG Open on Saturday September 9th 10.30 – 4pm and Sunday…

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Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS36 1SE

Winterbourne Medieval Barn is an outstanding and unique building of national importance. All other surviving medieval great tithe barns were built…

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Explore Bodmin Keep on Heritage Open Day

The Keep, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1EG

Cornwall's Regimental Museum is housed inside Bodmin Keep, the Grade II listed Victorian Army barracks, and heart of military life in Cornwall for…

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St Lawrence’s Church

Fiveways, West Heath Avenue, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1QH

Bodmin Asylum Church, a cherished place of worship in the 21st century. Designed in the early English architectural style of the 19th century. The…

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Central Methodist Church, Launceston

Launceston Methodist Church, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA

The Central Methodist Church was originally a Wesleyan Chapel and is the third church to have been built on the site. The first opened in 1760,…

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Launceston History Walk

White Hart Arcade, Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8AA

Enjoy a free guided walk around Launceston and discover the fascinating history of this Cornish town, once the ancient capital of…

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Launceston Priory

Riverside, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8DH

Launceston priory was founded in 1127 as a house of Augustinian canons, and dedicated to St. Stephen the Proto-Martyr. Sufficient building had…

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Launceston Town Hall & Guildhall Open Day

Launceston Town Council, Town Hall, Western Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7AR

Launceston Town Hall and Guildhall will be open from 10.00am - 4.00pm on Friday 8th September 2017. Launceston Town Hall, a magnificent…

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St Cuthbert Mayne Church

St Stephen's Hill, Launceston, Cornwall

The Roman Catholic Church of St Cuthbert Mayne was designed in the Byzantine-Romanesque style and built in 1911. St. Cuthbert Mayne was martyred…

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St Mary Magdalene Church

Church Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8AU

St Mary Magdalene Church, built by Henry Trecarrell of Lezant, is the most impressive and beautiful late medieval church in Cornwall and features…

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St Stephen by Launceston Church

Roydon Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8HG

There is the rhyme that states ‘When Lanson was a Fuzzy down, St Stephens was a Market Town’ and there is no doubt that this was quite true,…

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St Thomas the Apostle Church

Riverside, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8DU

The original parish church, dedicated to St Thomas, is on the northern outskirts of the town of Launceston near the ruins of St Thomas's Priory…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Pendean

Pendean, West Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6BT

The large entrance hall of this former children's home will be open, where you will be able to see the beautiful wooden staircase which was carved…

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Liskeard Unlocked - Stuart House Arts and Heritage Centre, its Secret Passage and Old Cornwall Recor

Stuart House Arts & Heritage Centre, Barras Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6AB

Learn more from a Steward about the story of Stuart House, in particular the ‘Secret Passage’ (now blocked, but you will be able to walk…

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Liskeard Unlocked - The Liskeard & District Museum

Liskeard & District Museum, Foresters Hall, 1 Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3JE

The Museum is housed in a Victorian Gothic Style stone building that was the former East Cornwall Savings Bank. Called Forester’s Hall, it was…

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Liskeard Unlocked - The Long Room at the Public Hall

Liskeard Town Council, 3-5 West Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6BW

Do you know what the Town Council's Muffineer is? Come and have a look at it and listen to the informative presentation. By repute - Captain La…

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Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Levant Beam Engine, Levant Road, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7SX

Levant Mine and Beam Engine sits high-up on the exposed cliffs of the 'Tin Coast' and part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. At its…

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Kresen Kernow

Kresen Kernow, Tolgus Hill, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 1AX

Following the success of recent Heritage Open Days, we will once again be offering site tours of the former Redruth Brewery site, soon to be home…

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Chapel of St. Lawrence, former Town Grammar School

St Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7DD

Visit the 13th century chapel with its unique plaster work. Examine the school memorabillia. Famous old boys include William Wills (explorer of…

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Arlington Court

National Trust, Arlington Court, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP

Arlington Court is an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years.…

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Steamship Freshspring open afternoon

Landivisiau Walk, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2BX

View the historic steam powered former Admiralty water tender Freshspring, learn of our works so far and plans for the future. There will be…

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Greenway

Greenway House, Greenway, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES

Agatha Christie called Greenway 'the loveliest place in the world' and treasured it as a holiday home for her and her family. They filled each…

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South Devon Railway

South Devon Railway Trust, The Station, Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ

This is the chance to take a fascinating look behind the scenes at how we operate our railway. Our steam and heritage diesel trains will be…

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Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0EQ

At the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family you can travel back in time to the Jazz Age. This most evocative of country homes was built in the…

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Castle Drogo

Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB

High above the Teign Gorge on the edge of Dartmoor stands Castle Drogo. Reminiscent of a medieval fortress the castle was designed and built…

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Fursdon House, Gardens and Tea Room

Fursdon House, Cadbury, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5JS

Visitors can take a guided tour of Historic Fursdon House, where the same family has lived for over 750 years. The experienced guide will tell…

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Killerton House

Killerton House, Killerton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

A family home and a great estate. Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland with fine 18th-century house. Would you give away your family…

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St. Thomas Tree Trail

Exeter, Devon, EX4 1AJ

A free guided tour of the St Thomas Tree Trails. Despite being one of Exeter’s most densely populated urban areas, St Thomas benefits from some…

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Along the right track. Linking nature to Templer Way,a granite tramway

Natural England, Yarner Wood, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9LJ

We will be leading guided walks linking the nature on and around Yarner Wood (part of East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve) with the granite…

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Museum of Dartmoor Life

Museum of Dartmoor Life, 3 West Street, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1HQ

Free entry to this fascinating museum which tells the story of 5000 years of human activity on Dartmoor from prehistory to 20th century farming.…

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Saltram

Saltram House, Saltram, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UH

A house full of treasures, stories & intrigue. A secret garden to lose yourself in, plus a park that cyclists, walkers, & our four legged friends…

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Smeaton’s Tower - Free Entry

Smeaton's Tower , Hoe Road , Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2NZ

Our historic lighthouse is more than 250 years old and is one of the city’s landmark buildings. Climb the 93 steps to the top and enjoy…

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St Mary’s Church and Plympton Priory

St. Marys Church, 10 Market Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1QW

St Mary's Church celebrated its 700th Anniversary on 29th September 2011 and there are many memorials and artefacts within the church buildings…

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St. Peter’s Church and Tower

St. Peter's Church, St. Peter Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6RP

Grade I listed building, 'a gorgeously ostentatious display of civic pride' (Pevsner). Notable for stone vaulted ceilings to the porch and…

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Tiverton Masonic Hall

27 Castle Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6RE

Tiverton Masonic Hall is located in Castle Street on the site of a school. It has been used as a Masonic Hall since 1965. There are two craft…

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St John’s Church, Bridgetown ,Totnes

Totnes, Devon

A church built by the Duke of Somerset in 1832 ,that is usually locked for security reasons. The interior was redesigned after an arsonist set…

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Trimstone Manor Country House Hotel Grounds

Trimstone, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34 8NR

Come and view our redundant water wheel and the idyllic spot in which the property sits. The grounds will be open to visitors to enjoy. Trimstone…

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Blandford Fashion Museum

Lime Tree House, The Plocks, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AA

Blandford Fashion Museum is located in a beautiful Georgian Townhouse built by the Bastard Brothers after the Blandford Great Fire of 1760. This…

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Four Winds

Blandford Forum, Dorset

Built around 1989, before the advent of television programmes such as ‘Grand Designs’, Four Winds was a self-build like no other. Embracing…

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St Peter & St Paul’s Church Open Day

Peter & Paul C of E Church, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD

Explore St Peter & St Paul's Church with volunteer guides available to heighten your visit. St Peter & St Paul (Grade 1 Listed) was rebuilt…

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West Gallery & Tower Tours - St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford

Peter & Paul C of E Church, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD

St Peter & St Paul (Grade 1 Listed) was rebuilt following the Great Fire of London (1731) and reopened in 1739. One of the most important…

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Discovering Dorset’s Hidden Heritage

Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RP

Dorset History Centre acquires, conserves, and makes available to the public a wide range of historical and culturally significant material. To…

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Hardy’s Cottage

Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QJ

The writer Thomas Hardy was born and grew up in this cottage, and wrote his early novels Under the Greenwood Tree and Far from the Madding Crowd…

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Tolpuddle Former Methodist Chapel Open Day

Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7ET

The Tolpuddle former Methodist Chapel is a Grade II* building on the Historic England ‘At risk’ register. The building was built in 1818 as a…

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Milling At Town Mill, Lyme Regis

The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3PU

Visit The Town Mill and see our team of volunteer millers in action as they harness the power of the River Lym to turn the giant waterwheel, gears…

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Saint Dunstan Open Day

Florence Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9JG

This unique early 20th-century church is the last work completed by Professor E.S. Prior in partnership with G.A.B. Livesey in the Free Byzantine…

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“Women of Cheltenham in the Great War” Walk

The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JT

Neela Mann, author of the book "Cheltenham in the Great War", will take you on a walk through Cheltenham telling stories of some of the women of…

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Cambray Baptist Church

Cambray Baptist Church, Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JS

Built in 1853, this Grade 2 listed building is a well maintained Baptist church with impressive architecture and many fine features. Charles…

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Chedworth Roman Villa

National Trust, Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3LJ

Cradled in a beautiful Cotswold valley rest the remains of one of the grandest Roman villas in Britain. Chedworth Roman Villa was rediscovered by…

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Cheltenham College

Cheltenham College , Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LD

Founded in 1841, Cheltenham College was the first of the great Victorian boarding schools. On the morning of Saturday 9th September there will be…

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Cheltenham Masonic Hall

Cheltenham Masonic Hall, Portland Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2PB

2017 marks the tercentenary of the formation of the first Grand Lodge of England, and the bicentenary of the arrival of Freemasonry in Cheltenham.…

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Cheltenham Minster, St Mary’s. Ringing the Changes - see our NEW bells in action.

Well Walk, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JR

Cheltenham Minster is the oldest building in Cheltenham and is Grade 1 Listed. We are replacing the 12 old bells with 13 new ones and the work…

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Cheltenham Minster: Talk and Tour.

Well Walk , Off Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JX

Learn about the history of the church which also gives a very good insight into the history of the town. We can hear how the enthusiastic…

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Cheltenham Pittville Pump Room Opening

Pittville Pump Room, East Approach Drive, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3JE

Designed by architect John Forbes and built between 1825 and 1830, Grade 1-listed Pittville Pump Room is Cheltenham’s only remaining working…

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Cheltenham Synagogue

Cheltenham Synagogue, Synagogue Lane, St James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PU

Cheltenham Synagogue, a listed Grade II* building has been home to a small, traditional, Orthodox community since it was consecrated in 1839. …

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Cheltenham’s Bath Road and The Suffolks - 200 Years of Trading History

Norwood Arms, Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 0AX

Starting at the Norwood Arms, this one hour circular walk will take us along the upper Bath Road to the Suffolks and Great Norwood Street. We will…

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Dean Close School - Historic Tours

Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HE

Dean Close School is a co-educational day and boarding school which provides continuity of education from age 2+ to 18. The School was established…

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St Luke’s Church, Cheltenham

St Lukes Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

St Luke's church, designed by F.W. Ordish, was consecrated in 1854 and has impressive stained glass windows, mosaics and wood carvings. A side…

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St Michael’s Church in Bishop’s Cleeve Open for Heritage Open Day 2017

Church of St MIchael and All Angels, Church Approach, Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8NG

Visitors are welcome to visit our Norman Church, to pray, to explore, to learn. There will be a History table with items of interest. Stewards…

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St Stephen’s Church, Tivoli, Cheltenham

St Stephens Church, St. Stephens Road, Tivoli, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3AD

This is a John Middleton designed church, built in the 1870's. The Lady Chapel is in the meeting room and has a first world war connection with a…

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The New Club

Atherstone Lawn, 2 Montpellier Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1UD

The New Club opened on 31st October 1874 as a private gentlemen's club, restricting its membership to prominent citizens and the higher ranks of…

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Winchcombe Museum

The Old Town Hall, High Street, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LJ

Discover the rich history of this ancient town which was once the capital of Winchcombeshire. Look at old photographs of the town and its…

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Coleford Heritage Quest

Tourist Information Centre, 4 Lords Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8BD

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Conservation Area, this self guided walk has been devised to show some of the interesting buildings within…

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Deputy Gaveller’s Office

Bank House, Bank Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8BA

This is a rare opportunity to meet the Deputy Gaveller and discuss his work. The Deputy Gaveller maintains the official register of free miners…

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Forest of Dean Geo Map

New Fancy View, Speech House Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL15 4HD

Unique geological map of the Forest of Dean created from the stones that underlay the soil. It uses 15 different rocks from working and disused…

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Hopewell Colliery- underground tour

Hopewell Colliery, Speech House Road, Cannop Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EL

Join Freeminer and recently elected Verderer, Rich Daniels, on a guided underground tour of Hopewell Colliery. The tour will take ap 45 minutes…

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Whitecliff Furnace: Talk

Whitecliff Furnace, Newland Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NB.

Whitecliff Furnace is an eighteenth century blast furnace within an iron making complex. It was part owned by metallurgist David Mushet, who was…

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Gloucester Cathedral Scaffolding Tours

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2LX

This is a unique and special opportunity to join a Cathedral guide on a free tour of the scaffolding at the East end of the building. The…

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Historic Hartpury: Hartpury House

Harpury College, Hartpury House, Hartpury, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE

Hartpury House is now the heart of Hartpury College offering a wide range of FE and HE courses specialising in land sports. A Grade II listed…

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Historic Hartpury: St Mary’s Church & Bee Shelter

Hartpury Church, Corsend Road, Hartpury, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3DE

St Mary's Church is a magnificent (Grade I) listed building dating from at least Norman times. It boasts a fourteenth century font and a fifteenth…

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