Sandy Information Centre Guided Walk - Old Warden Village Walk
Date Added: 20/04/2015
The Sandy Information Centre third guided Walk for 2015 is a ‘GUIDED WALK AROUND OLD WARDEN VILLAGE’ and this takes place on Thursday, 6th August.
In 2014 local historian Christine Hill, sponsored by the recent Heritage Lottery funded restoration of the Swiss Garden, Old Warden, published ‘Old Warden, Tales of Tenants & Squires’. This wonderful book traces the fascinating history of the village, its inhabitants and their relationship with the estates owners, the Ongley and Shuttleworth families from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. Christine will lead this new and very interesting walk around this delightful village where we will see and hear about its historic and picturesque buildings, and its people. Old Warden stands amongst wooded countryside and is a good example of an estate village.. Many of the cottages are of 17th or 18th century origin and were built in a variety of styles. However during the early part of the 19th century they were all modified or rebuilt in a picturesque style by the 3rd Lord Ongley.
The 12th century church of St Leonard is decorated inside with a substantial amount of carved woodwork collected from the Low Countries by Lord Ongley and installed in 1841/2, and here Christine will recount a fascinating story village folklore surrounding some of the woodwork.
We will meet in the car park of St Leonard's Church, Old Warden, at 10.00am The cost of the Guided Walk is £5.50 per person. Can you please make payment on booking and please note that no refunds are made.
Sandy Information Centre, Sandy Town Council, 10 Cambridge Road, Sandy, SG19 1AX
Tel 01767 681491 [email protected] gov.uk www.sandytowncouncil.gov.uk