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Heritage hunters to 'hop' around in Southwell's Heritage Hop this weekend as part of Heritage Open Days


By Connor Thompson


Heritage hunters can ‘hop’ around town in a one-off event this weekend as part of Heritage Open Days.

Southwell’s Heritage Hop will be taking place on Saturday, where everyone can take the opportunity on Saturday to ‘hop’ from place-to-place in Southwell, taking in ten places of historical and cultural interest which aren’t usually open to the public.

The residence and gardens of the home of the Dean of Southwell, and The Saracen’s Head Hotel’s King Charles Suite can both be seen.

stock image.Saracens Head pub taken from Church Street Southwell. (4160361)
stock image.Saracens Head pub taken from Church Street Southwell. (4160361)

Also opening during the day will be The Old Courthouse, The Workhouse, and the town’s War Memorial on The Burgage, can be seen.

For the full list of locations on The Heritage Hop, pick up a leaflet from Southwell Tourist Information Centre on Church Street, Southwell Library, shops in the town centre or online at www.southwellcouncil.com

There are many Heritage Open Days taking place in Newark ­— on Saturday, the National Civil War Centre is open to see precious Saxon artefacts, and over at the Farndon Fields archaeological site, ancient and replica flint and bone tools and ice age jewellery can be viewed.

Nottinghamshire Buildings Preservation Trust and Newark Civic Trust are also showing how a historic town’s most precious buildings are kept in shape.

On Sunday, architect Bernard Martin, is also offering tours of Newark’s timber-framed buildings, meeting outside the Odeon at 11am.

There’s chance to go behind the scenes at Newark Palace Theatre to learn the history of one of Newark’s most well-known buildings.

For more information on these events, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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