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St Mary's Fairford and Chavenage House
Wednesday 13 November 2019

A day trip to St Mary’s Church Fairford and Chavenage House Gloucestershire
Wednesday 13th November 2019


Our first stop will be at St Mary’s Church in Fairford. It is an impressive late 15th century church in the perpendicular style but it is renowned for having the most complete set of late medieval stained glass in the country. The windows managed to survive both the Reformation and the Puritan soldiers in the English Civil War and now conserved ‘are a joy to behold’! We will be guided around the church and it’s stained glass.
We then travel on to Chavenage House near Tetbury.


Chavenage is a rather special place with a history going back to at least the late 14th Century. But it was in the 16th Century that the present house took shape with the addition of the two wings and a porch in the classic Elizabethan style. It is now owned by the Lowsley-Williams family – one of whom will very likely be our tour guide! Today it is probably most well known for it’s setting as ‘Trenwith’ in the ‘Poldark’ series, which finished this summer.
Lunch will be available on our arrival followed by the tour of the house The coach will leave the Commercial Road car park in Shepton Mallet at 08.00, and Redhill at 8.45 to arrive at Fairford for 10.30. We then make the short journey by coach to Chavenage House for lunch. After lunch, we have a guided tour of the house before departing for Redhill and Shepton Mallet, arriving at approximately 17.30 and 18.15.
The price of the trip is £65 per ticket (partners and friends welcome) and includes coach travel, entrance and guide fees and a two course set lunch.

NB If you are vegetarian/vegan please let me know.


Please apply for tickets using this link to the Application form.
On completion send to
Margaret Barker, The Dower House, Church Walk, Wrington, Bristol BS40 5QQ enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a cheque made out to The Arts Society Mendip. Telephone 01934 862435. The closing date is 25th October.