Tuesday 11th September

39 Poole Guildhall
Guided Visit

No DogsAccompanied children onlyFull access
The Guildhall Market Street, Poole, BH15 1NF
Please use public car parks. NO on-site parking

Poole Guildhall, a two-storey brown brick
building designed in “Palladian taste” style, and
enhanced with lime stone dressing, was built in
the coronation year of King George III (1761) to
house the administration prescribed by Queen
Elizabeth I who made Poole a county separate
from Dorset.
The building has been considerably adapted
but externally the alterations have been
sympathetic and the elegant front elevation has
been retained. The elegant Hall of Justice with
its judicial bench remains intact and is now a
wedding hall.
The Society for Poole will be hosting a viewing
for Heritage Week with presentations in the Main
Hall every half hour.
Tuesday 11th, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

40 Byngley House, Poole
Open Day

No DogsPartial Access
Shoe covers will be provided for use inside the
Partial Disabled Access. Not suitable for
wheelchair users.
6 Market Street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1NF
Situated in Old Town Poole near the historic
Guildhall. Byngley House is located within the
pedestrianised (cobbled) Market Street.
Please use public car parks, Quay Visitors
Multi-Storey being the nearest.

Built in 1567, Byngley House is a handsome Grade II Elizabethan private residence that exudes
a wealth of history. This year we celebrate its
451st year making Byngley House one of the
oldest properties remaining in Poole today.
Step back into time and enjoy the cottage
with original 16th century features including
inglenook fireplaces, stone mullion, solid oak
stairwell and dumb waiter shaft.
During the English Civil War in 17th century,
Oliver Cromwell is rumoured to have spent time
at Byngley House using it as a meeting place by
his parliamentarians.
Exclusively open for 3 days only during Dorset
Architectural Heritage Week with the owner onsite
to answer questions. Free handouts available.
A collection bucket will be available for donations
to Target Ovarian Cancer.
Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th,
Thursday 13th 11am to 3pm.

41 Behind the Scenes at the Russell-Cotes
Bookable. Max No Allowed 8
Guided Tour

Assistance Dogs OnlyNo Children Not NOrmally Open To The PublicNo Access
If attendees wish to visit the museum afterwards
they must buy a ticket (£7.50 Gift Aided) or
annual pass (£19.50 Gift Aided).
Full directions available on ticket.
There are bicycle-racks on the East Cliff Promenade next to the Russell-Cotes entrance.
Bicycles are not allowed in to the garden.
Please use public car parks. The closest car
park is Bath Road South. There is also parking
available on the cliff top and alternative car parks

A ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the Russell-Cotes
Art Gallery & Museum with the curator looking
at architecture and spaces not normally accessible
to the public. The tour will cover the design and
construction of Bournemouth’s most famous villa
and the associated tall tales!

42 Sturminster Newton Museum and Mill Society
Open Day

No DogsPartial AccessAccompanied children only
Unsuitable for Coeliac and Asthma sufferers
because of the flour dust.
Disabled access to Ground Floor only
Sturminster Newton Town Mill, The Bridge,
Sturminster Newton, DT10 2HW
Close by the A357 Blandford to Sherborne Road.
Approximately quarter of a mile West of Town
Parking available on-site.

Recently discovered evidence suggests this mill
largely dates from 1566, on a more ancient
milling site which could date back to 1016.
Powered by a 100 year old turbine the machinery
will be running and a supervisor will be in
attendance to give extra information. There are
picnic tables, free parking, Mill shop and a pub
Tuesday 11th, 11am to 5pm.

Tuesday 11th September

43 Church of St John the Evangelist,Bournemouth
New Event

No Dogs Full access
Surrey Road, Bournemouth, BH12 1EG
Parking available on-site but is limited.
On street parking available nearby.

Open afternoon at Church of St John the
Evangelist, Bournemouth. The Church dates
from 1889 as designed by Thomas Stevens
while the tower is dated 1905. Features include
stained glass by James Powell and Sons and opus sectile mosaics also by Powells in the Lady Chapel dated 1909 depicting the Annunciation and St Anne with the Virgin Mary.
Tuesday 11th, 12pm to 7pm.

44 Wimborne Town Walk
Bookable. Max No Allowed 35
Guided Walk

No DogsNo ChildrenPartial Access
Some roads to cross and kerbs to negotiate as
well as some stairs.
Full directions available on ticket.
Please use public car parks. NO on-site parking

A tour of this fascinating historic town with
members of the local Civic Society lasting about
2 hours.

45 Visits and Tours of Christchurch Priory
Guided Visit

Assistance Dogs OnlyAccompanied children onlyPartial Access
Subject to services which may lead to temporary
Most parts of the main church are visible or
Christchurch Priory, Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU
Please use public car parks.

The Priory Church in Christchurch is over 900
years old and is the longest parish church in
England, larger than 21 Anglican cathedrals
throughout the country. Come and enjoy a mini
history tour around the church.
Cloisters Café is open for lunch and snacks,
cream teas from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Although pre-booking is not required numbers
are limited so please book onto a tour upon
arrival if you wish to take one.
Tuesday 11th, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Subject to
services which may lead to temporary closure.

46 Christchurch Priory Tower Tours
Bookable. Max No Allowed 15
Guided Visit

No DogsNo Access
Children over 8 only
Subject to weather conditions
Full directions available on ticket.
Please use public car parks.

The Priory Church in Christchurch is over 900
years old and is the longest parish church in
England, larger than 21 Anglican cathedrals
throughout the country. Come and climb the
176 steps of the tower and enjoy spectacular
views around the countryside as far reaching as
46/001 Tour Full
46/002 Tuesday 11th 3.30pm

Also Featured Today
01 Wareham Town Pound
02 Wareham Walls Walk
03 Minster Church of St Cuthberga
05 Silk Hay
06 Swanage Town Hall
07 Bucknowle Roman Villa Threshold Stones
10 St Andrews Church, Kinson
11 Bridport Museum & Local History Centre
12 Bridport Town Hall
13 Blandford Town Museum
14 St Laurence Church, Upwey
16 St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
20 Weld Memorial Chapel
29 St John’s Church, Greenhill, Weymouth