MENU
THE ARTS SOCIETY
WREKIN

DateNews
16 July 2019TAS West Midlands DSI FROM ARDEN’S SOILY HILL TO THE DOMESDAY BOOK … AND PIMM’S!
11 July 2019Organ Recital Given by Claudia Grinnell
25 June 2019TELFORD COLLEGE'S END OF YEAR SHOW
13 June 2019Review of the Biddulph Visit
09 May 2019Review of the Visit to Acton Round and Scagliola Demonstration
02 May 2019Review of 'The Life and Loves of Robert Bateman, at Tong Parish Hall
11 April 2019Review of the Birmingham Guided Walk
04 April 2019The Arts Society Wrekin sponsors a master class in portrait painting
29 March 2019Review of the Balaji temple visit
20 March 2019Review of the Liverpool visit
13 March 2019Review of DSI 'Life at the London Coliseum'
05 March 2019Visit to Compton Hall
28 February 2019Visit to Brampton Bryan
05 December 2018Visit to Compton Verney
03 December 2018The 12 Days of Christmas Talk and Tea Event
26 November 2018Visit to the Burne-Jones Exhibition at Tate Britain
12 October 2018Visit to Millichope Park
24 September 2018Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum
19 September 2018THE ARTS SOCIETY WREKIN - TALK, TOUR AND TEA WED 19th SEPTEMBER. TASTER EVENT FOR POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS
26 July 2018Visit to Moseley Old Hall
19 July 2018West Midlands Area Day of Special Interest
16 July 2018Announcing the winner of the Year 6 art competition
10 July 2018The Unveiling of the Mosaic
27 June 2018Animation wins Telford College's End-of-Year Show
19 April 2018The Committee receives the Marsh Award in London
10 April 2018Members' Art Exhibition
10 April 2018Florian Schweizer Completes his 10km Run through the Ironbridge Gorge
27 March 2018Weston Park Coade Stone Restoration
21 March 2018Supporting the Red House, Albrighton
19 March 2018Donation towards Restoration of Tong Pulpit Fall
10 January 2017Donation to the Tigray Trust

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the news

TAS West Midlands DSI
FROM ARDEN’S SOILY HILL TO THE DOMESDAY BOOK … AND PIMM’S!

Tuesday 16 July 2019

THE ARTS SOCIETY WEST MIDLANDS AREA
DAY OF SPECIAL INTEREST
FROM ARDEN’S SOILY HILL TO THE DOMESDAY BOOK … AND PIMM’S!
ON TUESDAY 16TH JULY 2019
You are invited to join us for this morning’s visit to the parish church of Saint Alphege in Solihull. The name Solihull is
commonly thought to have derived from the position of Saint Alphege’s Church which was built on a soily hill in a clearing
in the Forest of Arden. This red sandstone church dates from medieval times and is a large and handsome example of
English Gothic church architecture with a traditional spire 51 metres high making it visible from a great distance. It is located
at the top of the High Street and is a Grade I listed building. It was founded about 1220 by Hugh de Oddinsell.
We will then travel by coach to “The Bull’s Head Inn” in the nearby village of Wootton Wawen where we will have a
refreshing glass of Pimm’s or a soft drink on arrival, before our buffet lunch of assorted meat and vegetarian sandwiches,
salad, fresh fruit, fruit cake and tea and coffee.
After lunch we will visit the parish church of Saint Peter in the village of Wootton Wawen, which has a famous Saxon
Sanctuary and is the oldest church in Warwickshire, although much of the present fabric is later. The tower is the earliest
part of the church. The font is an octagonal bowl resting on eight sculptured heads and the old oak pulpit and choir screen
are 15th century. St. Peter’s has a small chained library of 17th century theological works and some notable monumental
brasses, particularly the altar tomb of John Harewell and his wife Anna (1505.) “Wootton Wawen” means a farm near a wood
belonging to Wagen or Waga, who was an Anglo-Danish landowner who established the present church. The Domesday
Book records that in ‘Pathlow Hundred in Wootton Wawen there were 23 villagers with a priest and 22 smallholders.
Waga held it freely.’
Cost: £39 pp, to include guided visits at both churches led by Alan Griffiths, a Blue Badge Guide with a special interest in
church architecture, all coach travel, lunch and gratuities, including donations to both churches. There is plenty of parking
available in Solihull town centre car parks, the nearest of which are Touchwood Car Park and Church Hill Car Park.
Please apply early as numbers are limited; at the latest by 20th June 2019. After this date there will be no refunds
unless there is a waiting list. If you have to cancel, please let me know by email or telephone as soon as possible.
Application forms can also be downloaded from www.westmidlandsarea.theartssociety.org
Please