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Wednesday 20 July - Lower Cockhill

Visit to Lower Cockhill, Castle Cary with Will and Pippa Vaughan.
Dendro dated to 1425, beautifully restored by Will and Pippa Vaughan. Limit of 12 in the Painted Room, so we are having two visits, one at 4pm and one at 6pm.
Places must be reserved by emailing, the cost is £8 to include refreshments.

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The Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group is a voluntary organisation founded in 1979 to record and study the traditional houses and buildings of the historic county of Somerset. Of particular interest are the smaller manor houses, farmhouses, cottages and farm buildings which are in the local style and built of local materials.
The Group has a membership of about 60 people from all walks of life who have an interest in traditional buildings; new members are most welcome. For those wishing to get involved in documentary or practical house surveys “on-the-job” guidance and help will be given.
The Group meets on the 3rd week of the winter months in a local hall and arranges visits in the summer.

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