Postponed | Private Double Visit to the Manor and the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Chalgrove


Due to the coronavirus situation in the interests of the safety of our visitors and staff, we have postponed this event to October.
This event was fully booked. If you are a ticket holder you will receive an email from, if you haven't, please contact 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.

By kind permission of Mrs Rachel Jacques and the Revd Dr Michael J Lakey

The owner, Mrs Jacques, will give us a guided tour of Chalgrove Manor, a Grade I listed timber-framed hall house, c.1460. Discovered in the 1980s beneath layers of render and plaster, many conserved and restored historic features were revealed. Of particular interest are a central hall, c.1490, with part of an oak screen, c.1240, 16th-century wall paintings at first floor level with 17th-century wall paintings in the solar wing and an archbraced collar roof with double purlins, one of the finest of its type. Stairs with handrails give access to the first floor, a narrow, winding staircase with handrail to the second and a short crawl past the inserted chimney gives access to the hall roof.

At the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Chalgrove, Mr Bob Heath-Whyte, historian and lay minister, will give a presentation about the most complete set of early 14th-century wall paintings in the country and a unique 17th-century painted memorial which decorate this Grade I listed church. Other heritage assets include the late 17th-century parish working turret clock, the late Norman font, brasses and a rare Friendly Society banner.

Morning and afternoon refreshments at the Manor and Church are included. Lunch can be taken in one of the village pubs or bring a picnic.
For further information, please contact Freya Jones at or telephone 07472 365 001

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