TALKS & VISIT DATES

19th SEPTEMBER: Recording the barn at the Kilcott Inn

TIMING: 11am on the 19th September

VENUE: The Kilcot Inn, Ross Rd, Newent GL18 1NA

BY KIND INVITATION OF: The owners

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: akmoir@tree-ring.co.uk

AIM OF VISIT: 1st Hour will be the recording of the timber-frame barn. Discussing/recording/photographing various timber-frame items of interest  and to record its timber-framed features on a BARD tick-box. This will be followed by lunch at the Kilcot Inn for those interested. The pub has a very reasonable lunch menu which can be viewed at www.kilcotinn.com

SUGGESTED TO BRING: Sturdy shoes, the site is still undergoing building works. Tape measure, note book, pen/pencil, torch, camera. Please note that due to ongoing restoration work, some areas of this site can be dangerous and access to these areas is not permitted.

22 September. Architectural historian Richard Suggett will be joining the Denbigh Heritage Open Doors event at 7pm at Theatr Twm O’r Nant, Station Road, Denbigh, to give a talk on Searching for the Oldest Houses in Wales.  Here Richard will be drawing on recent research undertaken by the Royal Commission in partnership with the Dating Old Welsh Group on medieval houses in north Wales. For further details and booking, please contact Denbigh Library, telephone:  01745 816313 or email: denbigh.library@denbighshire.gov.uk

23rd SEPTEMBER – GBRG AGM at the Folk Museum

TIMING: 10am-12pm at the Folk Museum.

VENUE: Ed Shed (Ground floor), Folk Museum, 99-103 Westgate St, Gloucester GL1 2PG. Telephone: 01452 396868. No parking is available at the site, but there are two car-parks within a 5 minute walk.

GBRG CONTACT: Andy Moir: Mobile 07786 591 536

GBRG MEMBERS ATTENDING: All GBRG members are welcome. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by e-mail to Andy Moir at: akmoir@tree-ring.co.uk

AIM: The AGM (agenda to follow) with be undertaken in the 1st hour. The 2nd hour will involve a guided tour of this timber-framed building.

9th OCTOBER. Abergavenny and District Civic Society, 7.30pm. A talk by Richard Suggett on Medieval Wallpaintings. The talk will be held at Abergavenny Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EE. Entry costs £2 for non-members.PAST EVENTS (Started Aug 2017)

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: akmoir@tree-ring.co.uk

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.

SUGGESTED TO BRING: Camera. 

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.

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