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