Archive for the tag 'English Heritage'

…tricking Mr C into a short walk

On Saturday afternoon we visited Buildwas Abbey which turned out be more brief than we had intended. Parts are inaccessible at the moment due to renovations and barriers closing off areas due to Covid-19. Just after we arrived a photographer turned up and whilst taking our own photographs we [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 21st 2020

In 1284, Robert Burnell obtained a licence from the king to fortify his residence. Work was probably still in progress when Robert died in 1292. The large first-floor windows of the castle suggest, however, that it never had a serious defensive purpose and was instead perhaps designed to impress.
The Burnell family of Acton Burnell held [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 9th 2020

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
Steven Wright

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 13th 2020

This fine 14th-century manor house on the banks of the river Stour has changed much over the centuries, but may of its medieval features survive.
Believed to be the site of a mill in the Domesday Book (1086), the land at Fiddleford was owned by the abbots of Glastonbury during the Middle Ages. In the 14th [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2019

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 1st 2019

Our plan for the day was to visit Dorchester having changed our plans and bypassed it earlier in the week. I was keeping an eye on the weather and thinking about a visit to Muchelney Abbey, a place recommended as a wet weather visit by the member of staff we got chatting to whilst visiting [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 18th 2019

When we awoke we found that the weather was wet so we decided to visit the Royal Signals Museum. The museum is situated within Blandford Forum military camp meaning we had to sign in and show photo ID. I was signed in by a former Gurkha who gave me precise details for getting to the [...]

19 Comments CherryPie on Jul 11th 2019

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