Tea at the Tower That Was

Last month I wrote about how a small group of us locally raised funds to restore the Old Church Tower in Chapel Lane Long Marston.

One of the fund raising activities was Tea at the Tower. This proved to be one of the most successful and popular events of the summer and it continued to be held annually long after funds were raised sufficient to secure the safety of the Tower. Continue reading Tea at the Tower That Was…

The Old Church Tower and its Surrounding Churchyard

It is now ten years since a group of us came together in an attempt to restore the Old Church Tower at Long Marston. A  Grade 11* listed building, situated in its small churchyard with a few gravestones, it is surrounded by sombre old yews and dominated by a gigantic lime tree. On one side is the remains of a moat whish once surrounded the long lost Manor of Long Marston and adjacent is a 16th century thatched cottage. Continue reading The Old Church Tower and its Surrounding Churchyard…

The Lost Chapel of Long Marston

At the end of a small lane in the village of Long Marston is a small churchyard. It has a few gravestones, some somber yews and a gigantic lime tree. At the northwest aspect is the remains of a moat which once surrounded the Manor of Long Marston; long since lost. Adjacent is a 16th century thatched cottage. Continue reading The Lost Chapel of Long Marston…

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