Woodchester Mansion and
All Saints Church Selsley

While this trip is now fully booked personal circumstances can change, leading to places becoming available at short notice. If you are still interested in going please contact Gill and she will add your name to the waiting list.

Contact Gill on gillmscott50@gmail.com

Thursday 31st March 2022

A combined, full day, self-drive visit to the amazing unfinished Gothic Revival masterpiece at Woodchester Mansion and the gem of All Saints Church Selsley that is home to the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood's first stained glass commission.

  • In depth private tours of these Grade 1 listed buildings.

  • Coffee and cake followed by guided tour of the Mansion.

  • Light lunch at Selsley Church followed by a talk on the construction and decoration of the Church.

  • Limited to 30 places: Members-only booking before 28 February

  • Price: £32.50 inc. admission, guided tours, refreshments and lunch (extra 40p for cheque payments)

WOODCHESTER MANSION

Woodchester Mansion is an unfinished, Gothic revival Mansion house in the National Trust landscape park of Woodchester near Nympsfield. The mansion, now owned by a separate charity, was begun in 1858 and abandoned by its builders in the middle of construction, leaving behind a building that appears complete from the outside, but with floors, plaster and whole rooms missing inside. It has remained in this state since the mid-1870s.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, SELSLEY

All Saints Church Selsley is just over 150 years old, the last of the great Cotswold wool churches, sponsored by the Marling Family, who founded the Grammar School in Stroud. Under William Morris’s leadership, the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood (including Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Ford Madox Brown) made All Saints their first stained glass commission. The result is a gem attracting visitors from all over the world.

It is advisable that you complete and bring an “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) form on the day. The ICE form can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. The form is a note of your essential medical details in the unfortunate event of an accident or illness during the visit, when it would be passed to paramedics. It is not read by any of our Society.