Visit: Coach Trip to Shropshire

9.00 am   Coach departs from Church Street, Birmingham City Centre
9.20 am   2nd coach pick up from St Augustine’s Road, Edgbaston B16 9JN

Then to Burford House Garden Centre, Tenbury Wells. Morning refreshments (not included in visit price) before we walk to St Mary’s Church, (Grade I with 1889-90 restoration by Aston Webb) at the lavish expense of The Hon. Georgina Rushout of Burford House. Rebuilt tower and chancel with roof of angels, all window tracery and most fittings by Webb and stained glass by Powell. Our next stop is St John the Baptist (Grade I) at Stokesay Castle. Rebuilt after the Civil War our main reason for visiting is the 1903 stained glass by Henry Payne of Birmingham. Trained by Christopher Whall, he then taught at Birmingham School of Art many ofArts & Crafts artists. Also 1913 nave window by James Hogan for Powells.

We then depart for Stokesay Court (Grade II*) at Onibury near Craven Arms. 1889–95 by Thomas Harris, a Gothic Revivalist architect. Costing over £100,000 for the glove manufacturer John Derby Allcroft M.P. One of the first houses in England to have electric lights, it has gardens laid out by Henry Ernest Milner. Through marriages it has remained in the same family ownership and is described in Pevsner as ‘the most grandiloquent Victorian mansion in the County.’ After a light lunch we will have a private guided tour of the principal rooms. There will also be time to visit the gardens.

17.00 hrs Leave Stokesay Court to return to Birmingham;
18.30 hrs Estimated arrival time back at St Augustine’s Road then onto Church Street.

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Ticket Price: £56 including coach fare, lunch, donations and guided tour
Date: July 13th, 2024
Time: 9.00am to 6.30pm
Venue: 9.00 am   Coach departs from Church Street, Birmingham City Centre 9.20 am;   2nd coach pick up from St Augustine’s Road, Edgbaston B16 9JN - View on map
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