Visit to Dorchester Abbey
Visit | Dorchester Abbey
Monday 16 June 2014 - 10:00 until 16:00
More usually known as 'Dorchester Abbey', the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul is rich in history, heritage, art and culture. The resident art historian, Margaret Craig, will talk on the history and art in the church followed by free time to explore. Highlights of the Abbey include the magnificent 14th-century Jesse Window, unique in the world in its design as both stained glass and sculpture. Equally unmissable is the 13th-century 'sleeping' knight tomb of Wlliam de Valence, one of the best preserved of its kind in the country.
In the afternoon, we will take the short visit to the village of Ewelme, where the Church of St Mary the Virgin has a famous 'angel' roof, rare in its connection to East Anglia, rather than its home of Oxfordshire. It also contains the fabulous 15th-century tomb of Alice, Duchess of Suffolk.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.
This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.