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DateVisit
03 June 2019MELLS MANOR and ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, SOMERSET
09 July 2019CORSHAM COURT and COURT GARDENS
29 September 2019THE PALACES & ART of BOLOGNA, RAVENNA, MANTOVA, PADUA, & FERRARA

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MELLS MANOR and ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, SOMERSET
Monday 03 June 2019

We are delighted to be able to offer a trip to Mells Manor, residence of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith.
Built on the site of the monastic medieval manor house, the earliest part of the house dates to around 1460. Rebuilt by John Horner in the 16th Century, the family substantially restored the Manor House again in the 20th century with the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Lutyens’s work can also be seen in Mells Village with a shelter for the village taps in 1909 and the War Memorial in 1920. 
St Andrew’s Church with its connections to the Asquith and Horner families dates predominantly from the late 15th century and houses an excellent ring of eight bells. There are many notable things to see: the Sanctus bell hung in the roof of the chancel dates from around 1325; and the building includes many important decorative features by William Nicholson, Edward Burne-Jones, Edwin Lutyens, Eric Gill and an equestrian statue of Edward Horner by Sir Alfred Munnings.
This is an excellent opportunity to visit a fascinating house that is not usually open to the public.
Further details will be available soon.