Welcome to our Summer Programme 2019. We think you will find it especially interesting and varied. Full details and booking forms will follow nearer the date of each event

In September, date to be announced, Tim Mars will be taking us on one of his fascinating tours, this time to Newport. We understand he has uncovered some places of surprising interest in this intriguing town..

About our events diary: We have talks throughout the year, supplemented by visits in summer and a special Christmas event each winter. Many of our visits are to buildings not otherwise open to the public. Note that the default Diary only shows future events – for previous events follow the links lower down the page.  If few or no events are listed below it will be because we are finalising the new season’s programme (see notes above).

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Dorset: Revising a book in the Buildings of England Series

Thursday, February 28th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A talk by Michael Hill, who has recently revised the Dorset book in Pevsner’s Buildings of England series.

The book was launched May 2018. The original edition of 1972 was shared between Pevsner (churches) and John Newman (secular buildings), and the county’s fine stone-built architecture and idyllic settings inspired lively and memorable descriptions from both. Michael Hill’s revision respects the best of the old entries, which have been corrected and updated through-out, with a special emphasis on the county’s diverse and unpredictable country houses. Many previously overlooked buildings are also included for the first time, from lighthouses to lodges, together with new developments such as the Prince of Wales’s Poundbury.

Michael is an independent scholar who lives in Stroud and is co- author of Cotswold Stone Houses and the third volume of the town to the houses of Gloucestershire. He is a past Chairman of both Stroud Civic Society and the Woodchester Mansion Trust. He played a significant part in the resurvey of listed buildings and for 10 years led the conservation team at Cotswold District Council.

Full event details to follow.


Thursday, February 28th
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Congregational Church Hall
Bedford Street
Stroud, Gl5 1AY, United Kingdom
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