For Members and Guests.
After the cancellation of all our excursions last year we have reinstated three of them for evenings in July, August and September, details of which are shown below and by clicking the excursion title for further information.
Please follow covid guidelines applicable at the time and bring face masks for indoors.
We look forward to seeing you !
Ticket booking is now available online by card from the link to ticketlab below. Please book required tickets for BACAS members and non-members. You will be asked to enter name, email, phone and to set up a password for your ticket account before providing credit/debit card details. Your tickets will then be emailed to you. The opt-in for other sales communications from ticketlab is optional.
If you wish to pay by cheque please download the booking form from https://www.bacas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Excursions2021BookingForm.pdf
and post to the Treasurer.
The evening stroll commences from Pensford Church and will be followed by a tour of Pensford village led by local historian Hilary Cox and colleagues. Pensford’s importance grew with the medieval wool and textile trades and in the 14C had the largest cloth market in Somerset.
This will be the third year running that we will be visiting three churches in north-east Somerset. As usual there is a theme and this year it is ‘remote manorial churches’.
FOXCOTE St James the Less is a lovely little church which was rebuilt in 1721. It contains Georgian features in its Tuscan pillars, windows and pulpit with carving. There are several interesting monuments yielding information about local families and benefactors.
HEMINGTON The Norman church underwent major renovation in the 14th, 15th, 17th and 19th centuries. The south aisle and nave are the oldest part dating from the 1340s.?
HARDINGTON BAMPFYLDE Grade I listed, St Mary’s adjoins a working farmyard. It has beautiful unspoilt Georgian furnishings and a wonderfully preserved Norman tower – one of the smallest complete church towers in England.
A guided tour of Bath Abbey & Perrymead cemeteries will be led by Dr Phil Bendall who created the Bath Burial index, giving their history and characteristics and pointing out the memorials for various notable people and the reasons for them being notable. Both cemeteries contain Grade II-listed memorials and the mortuary chapel in Perrymead cemetery was Grade II listed on the grounds of architectural interest as a good example of mid-C19 Gothic Revival architecture on a modest scale.