15th OCTOBER: Recording at St Mary’s Church, Kempley

TIMING: TBA on the 15th October

VENUE: St Mary’s Church, Kempley, GL18 2AT

GBRG CONTACT: Andy Moir: Mobile 07786 591 536

GBRG MEMBERS ATTENDING: There is room for up to 12 GBRG members on this visit. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by e-mail to Andy Moir at:

AIM OF VISIT: The nave roof is probably the earliest tree-ring dated open roof in north-west Europe. Unfortunately access the nave roof above the newer inserted roof is not possible due to the risks involved. Nevertheless the Norman door, wall-paintings and later inserted nave roof and many other features are all well worth a visit.


23rd OCTOBER: The Royal Hop Pole Hotel, 94 Church St, Tewkesbury GL20 5RS

Hop pole

A C15 medieval open hall house and to the left, a late C18 coaching inn. The medieval building is double-jettied house to the street with an open hall range to the rear. The Victoria County History: Gloucestershire states that the earliest section is one of the more important survivals in Tewkesbury. 11am to 2pm, for up to 10 members. Further details of visit to follow.

7th DECEMBER 2017: Reading a Timber Framed Building Tour – With Dr Andy Moir

Location: Life Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester. Tours start at 3pm

Using the Life Museum as an example, Dr Andy Moir’s tour will help you develop general skills in reading and dating timber framed building that can be applied to any timber framed buildings you visit. A fantastic opportunity to learn more about English wooden architecture and the structure of our Museum building.

General museum admission applies. Tickets available online or from the museum itself. Accompanied children are most welcome.

Next dates for tours will be: 1st FEBRUARY 2018, 5th APRRIL 2018, 7th JUNE 2018