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Historic Buildings Section

Visits in 2009

This year we have tried to make sure that everyone who applies to come on our visits gets a place. This has proved difficult in the past when some visits have been to smaller private houses in which only a limited number of visitors can be accommodated at any one time. Last year, for example, a visit to the fascinating medieval manor house of Bentworth place was very oversubscribed, so this spring we arranged two extra visits. Similarly, we arranged two visits to Clarendon Palace, near Salisbury because there was a high demand to attend the guided tour by Prof. Tom James, the author of standard works on the site.

Godsfield Preceptory

In lovely spring weather, Prof. Tom James expounds the history and archaeology of Clarendon Palace to assembled members. (photo Geoffrey Smith).

Our AGM was held at Titchfield where the local Historical Society arranged hospitality at the village hall and local people and the Portsmouth Football Club allowed access to private buildings and spaces. Once again, even though in excess of 40 members applied to attend, no one had to be turned away. We shall try to maintain this policy, although occasionally restricted access may still be unavoidable.
On our visit to Titchfield, members had privileged access to the interior of the medieval Abbey barn.
Contact
Any questions about the Historic Buildings Section?
Then email Bill Fergie
Chairman, Historic Buildings Section