Visit: Chavenage House

07th Aug 2024   

Chavenage is an Elizabethan house of mellow grey Cotswold stone and tiles.  It has often been used as a location for TV and film productions. Credits include: Barry Lyndon, the Hercules Poirot story The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The House of Elliot, Casualty, Cider with Rosie, Dracula, Lark Rise to
Candleford, Bonekickers and Tess of the D’Urbervilles starring Gemma Arterton and Eddie Redmayne.  Channel 4’s historical drama New Worlds starring Jamie Dornan, and scenes from the BBC’s Wolf Hall, were filmed at Chavenage, which also features as Trenwith House in Poldark.

The house is only open by appointment and has been owned by only two families since 1564: the Stephens’ and then the Lowsley-Williams’.  We shall be given a guided tour by a member of the latter’s family, the house continuing to be a family home.

We shall be making a lunch stop in nearby Tetbury before moving on to Chavenage.

Cost: £47.50 per person.

Coach pickups at: Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea-10.00am; Bristol Hotel, Prince Street-10.30am; top of Jacob’s Wells Road-10.45am; St Monica’s bus stop, Westbury Road-11.00am.

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To book by post, use the form enclosed with the June newsletter.

Organizer: Richard Avery, membership@friendsofbmga.org.uk, 0117 329 6656