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The present building dates from 1822 when it replaced an ancient building with Saxon arches and Norman work that was in dire need of expensive renovation. The outer walls follow the plan of the mediaeval church with old burial vaults lying beneath the present floor; retained memorials from the previous church can be [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 31st 2022

From Wiki:

A deed of 1369, now in the possession of Eton College, refers to the “gildaule”, and a charter of 1439 states that “pleas happening in the said borough … shall be pleaded and holden in the guildhall there, before the mayor and bailiffs for the time being”.[2] Norden’s map of 1607 shows a market house in [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 30th 2022

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 26th 2022

It is reputed to have been in use since 1660. There are references in 1670 and 1677 to an adjacent Quaker meeting-place, occupying ‘three messuages in St Mary’s Street’. Two of these cottages (timber-framed) still exist, and as “16 and 18 St Mary’s Lane” are Grade II Listed Buildings – see the British Listed Buildings website [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Jul 19th 2022

A friend suggested that we get together to visit Tewkesbury Medieval Fair which commemorates the Battle of Tewkesbury with re-enactments of the battle that took place there in 1471. Because different activities were taking place on the two days of the festival. Mr C and I decided to turn it into a mini break, meeting [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 13th 2022

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 22nd 2021

For our last breakfast, I opted for the Danish Pastry selection, naughty but nice. We cleared the room and checked out then Mr C retrieved the car and loaded it with our bags before we set off to the nearby Chedworth Roman Villa. I have a childhood memory of visiting the villa on a school [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 4th 2021

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