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SANHS Building Research Group (Exmoor and West Somerset) Newsletter

Please find attached the fourth newsletter containing details of the group's activities. Read
SANHS Building Research Group (Exmoor and West Somerset) Newsletter Please find attached the third newsletter containing details of the group's activities. Read
SANHS Old Buildings Recording Group (West Somerset and Exmoor) Please find attached the second newsletter containing details of the group's activities. Read
SANHS Old Buildings Recording Group (West Somerset and Exmoor) Please find attached the first bi-annual newsletter containing details of the group's activities. We're open to any ideas or suggestions regarding the format and content of the newsletter going forward.
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Buildings in Somerset Parks and Gardens An excellent talk by James Bond was held in a rather chilly Wyndham Hall. We started by considering evidence of long “rooms” in Roman villas, which may have been loggias and travelled briefly in time through the Middle Ages with a look at Dovecotes such as that at Dunster. Read
A New Life for the St Mary Redcliffe Staircase As I write, early in February, it is the end of a momentous period for the small team that has undertaken the task of re-housing the grand staircase from the Great Hall in Taunton Castle. ....... Read
A Columbarium at Compton Martin Church It has long been known that some priests kept pigeons in parish churches. Hitherto the physical evidence of this practice has come from other parts of the country. This paper is concerned with the physical and documentary evidence of a columbarium at the parish church of St Michael the Archangel, Compton Martin, Somerset (11km north of Wells)......... Read
Somerset Building Stone - A Guide The purpose of this paper is to provide a quick-reference guide to the local building stones from the modern county of Somerset. The paper also includes a few that have been quarried just beyond the borders of the county....... Read
Yatton Armorial Glass The south window in the south transept of Yatton church contains three 15th-century stained glass shields which were recorded by Collinson in 1791.1 Although damaged and altered in the past they are the only shields in the church which incorporate glass from the original medieval shields. The stained glass shields in the Newton Chapel date from about 1829 or later......... Read
Somerset - A Landscape with Chapels A rich diversity of buildings in both the physical, urban and rural, and cultural landscape of the county.
An address to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society at Rook Lane Chapel, Frome, 11 February 2012.
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Castle House Restoration Somerset Buildings Preservation Trust has appointed Coombes as the main contractor for the refurbishment work which began early in July. Scaffolding has been erected by agreement with the Castle Hotel, and after some discussion a good (not to say vital!) arrangement for access, parking and waste management was also negotiated with the Hotel.

 

 

   
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