Visit to Ottery St May Parish Church, Wolford Chapel and Otter Brewery
- Ottery St Mary Parish Church and others |
Ottery Church is largely the work of John de Grandisson, Bishop of Exeter (1312-1369), who built it in 1342, as a “Collegiate Church”, on the lines of the Cathedral. This accounts for its large size for a relatively small town. The north Dorset aisle was added about 1520, since then there have been no additions, although most of the peripheral buildings, e.g. the cloisters, have long since gone. You will be given a tour of this historic building and after, repair to a local hostelry for a light lunch (own expense) and then reassemble at Wolford Chapel (Built 1802 and gifted to Ontario, Canada) for a brief visit. Continue to Otter Brewery for a tour of one of Britain’s newest, but most successful, small breweries. It has been particularly praised for it’s ecological responsibility. Samples will be provided!
Own transport needed.
The College Ottery St Mary Devon Devon EX11 1DQ