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Visit to Bradstone Manor gatehouse and church (Tavistock Branch)
Tue. 19 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
Bradstone is a small parish set high above the wooded Tamar Valley eight miles north-west of Tavistock. With its rolling fields and hedge-banks, its ancient church dedicated to St Nonna, its manor farm, and pinnacled seventeenth-century gatehouse, the settlement seems undisturbed by the vagaries of modern life.
We will have a tour of the medieval church, now in the custodianship of the Churches Conservation Trust; a chance to explore the Grade I listed Bradstone Manor gatehouse – surely one of the most beautiful buildings in Devon; and will also have a short walk to look at the ‘broad stone’ from which Bradstone is said to take its name. All followed by a cream tea in Bradstone Manor Farm barn.
Note that the gatehouse has a spiral staircase with uneven treads. A toilet is available in the gatehouse (up two flights of narrow stairs).
Places are limited – contact the organiser to book. Park in Manor Farm courtyard past the gatehouse to your right and meet at the gatehouse at 2pm. The cost includes the cream tea. Please let us know in advance of specific dietary requirements.
Photo of Bradstone gatehouse by Sue Andrew