111 TUTOR: John Osborne
The parish churches around Marlborough are not the grandest in the country, but have a lot of charm and much historical and architectural interest. You will visit a selection of local churches, acquaint yourself with the chief features and learn to spot their different architectural styles. This course will particularly interest anyone who enjoys looking at old buildings. No previous knowledge of church architecture is required nor any preliminary reading expected. By the end of the week, you will feel confident that you are able to tell something of the historical development of any church that you visit by recognising the features that are characteristic of different periods.
Provisional Programme: We leave the College car park by minibus at 9am each day (except Monday) and return by 12.30/12.45 pm.
Monday 10 July
Great Bedwyn - 12th and 13th c. features; Seymour monuments
Savernake, St Katharine -Victorian, on the Brudenell-Bruce estate
Tuesday 11 July
Calne - the 'Cathedral of North Wiltshire', with Norman and 'Perpendicular' work
Compton Bassett - a remarkable mediaeval screen
Winterbourne Bassett -much 14th c. 'Decorated' work
Wednesday 12 July
Great Chalfield - delightful setting; 15th century manor and church
Bradford-on-Avon, St Laurence - rare, tiny Saxon building
Bradford-on-Avon, Holy Trinity - features from various periods
Thursday 13 July
Lechlade - 'wool' church in 'Perpendicular' style; 15thc.
Eastleach Martin and Eastleach Turville - neighboring Cotswold churches with Norman features
Friday 14 July
Bishopstone - fine 14th c. 'Decorated' features
Great Durnford - Norman doorways and remains of mediaeval wall paintings
…… - 1066 'Saxon'
1066 - end 12th c 'Norman' ('Romanesque')
end 12th c - end 13th c 'Early English'
end 13th c - mid 14th c 'Decorated'
mid 14th c - early 16th c 'Perpendicular'
Clothing and Equipment: Comfortable shoes, for walking in cobbled churchyards, a waterproof, and a bottle of water are recommended.
John Osborne taught Classics at Marlborough College, where he was Senior Master. In retirement he lectures and leads historical and cultural tours abroad.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul
WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul
WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul
WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM