Visit to South Tawton Church House and Church (Tavistock Branch)
Tue. 14 June 2022 at 2:00 pm
South Tawton’s medieval grade II* listed Church House stands to the south west of St Andrew’s church at the heart of the village. Central to the life of the village for more than five hundred years, as an early forerunner of a village hall, schoolhouse, and poorhouse, the building was intensively studied during a period of restoration in 2005 and many fascinating details of its past were revealed.
We will explore both the Church House and neighbouring church, where there is a fine set of medieval carved roof bosses, including the Three Hares and several foliate heads (sometimes called the Green Man). After our exploration we will return to the Church House for a cream tea.
There is disabled access to the ground floor of the Church House, but not to the first floor which is accessed via a steep flight of stone steps with uneven treads. Access to the church is via uneven paths. A disabled toilet is available.
Places are limited – contact the organiser to book. Park in the village centre and meet at the Church House at 2pm. The cost includes the tour of the house and church and cream tea. Please let us know in advance of any specific dietary requirements.