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Mells Manor and St Andrew’s Church, Mells

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Mells Manor

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Tuesday 11th June – from 11am- 4pm (approximately) - a full day tour, including lunch

This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the finest privately owned houses in England, by kind permission of Lord Oxford. The house visit will be led by Lord Oxford, and the Church visit by one of the churchwardens.

In the morning, we will visit the house and gardens. The Manor was built for the Abbots of Glastonbury, and then passed to the Horner family after the Dissolution. There is a very interesting art collection in the Manor, and the gardens will be at their best. The group will be split into two, to allow people plenty of opportunity to view everything. A buffet lunch will be served in the Coach House at the well known, and award winning Talbot Inn.

In the afternoon, we will visit St Andrew’s church and churchyard, which is reached by a medieval street dating from the 15th century. Inside the church is Alfred Munning’s equestrian statue of Edward Horner, set on a plinth by Lutyens. There are also works by Burne-Jones, Eric Gill and William Nicholson. There are many interesting graves in the churchyard, including Siegfried Sassoon, Ronald Knox and Lady Violet Bonham Carter. To complete the visit, members can take a gentle stroll around the village. The highlights include a medieval Tithe Barn, Lutyens’ war memorial, and weaver’s cottages.

£45 pp, including a buffet lunch

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