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29 April 2019Halswell Park, Goathurst

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Halswell Park, Goathurst
Monday 29 April 2019

Bookings now FULL with a Waiting List

Continuously inhabited since Domesday, Pevsner called Grade 1-listed Halswell ‘the most important house of its date in the county’.  The original Tudor manor became hidden after the Baroque wing was added and mostly put over to services.  It languished in this condition until the full restoration of the two houses and estate was begun by owner Edward Strachan.  We will be given access to all the areas of the house and grounds that are not closed for necessary restoration purposes.  In the afternoon we will be able to see Mill Wood and the C18th water gardens and follies currently being restored.  The tour will be conducted by art and architecture historian Roy Bolton and lasts approximately four and half hours.  Start time is 11.30am but please arrive in good time.  Lunch is included and the tour ends with drinks in the Temple of Harmony.  The cost is £18.

Please note: There is a fair amount of walking and while restoration is ongoing disabled access is limited to accessible areas on the ground floor.

Directions:  The estate gates are at the cross roads in the village of Goathurst.  There is parking marked near the main house at the top of the drive.  Once you see the house you will see the parking area.