Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Wizard of Notts Recommends: Open Heritage Days in Nottingham - Beauvale Priory

Beauvale Priory
Beauvale Priory Open Weekend Beauvale Abbey Farm, New Road, Moorgreen, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2AA This Carthusian Priory was founded in 1343 and mentioned in D.H. Lawrence’s novel Sons and Lovers as well as his short story ‘A Fragment of Stained Glass’. Situated on Beauvale Abbey Farm today the remains of the Abbey are being painstakingly restored, with funding from English Heritage and active passion and support from the current owners. This is a unique opportunity to discover more about the heritage and future of this historic site.
 Guided tours of the Priory. Refreshments will be served in the Gatehouse Tea Rooms along with fresh farm produce available to buy. ‘From Nuttall, high up on the sandstone among the woods, the railway ran, past the ruined priory of the Carthusians…’ Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence The Priory is situated on a farm with a number of chickens roaming free, as well as other livestock on the site.
Opening Times Friday 13th September: 1000 -1600; tours 1100, 1230 & 1400 Saturday 14th September: 1000-1600; tours 1100, 1230 & 1400 Sunday 15th September: 1000-1600
Additional information This event forms part of the annual D.H. Lawrence Festival which this year will pay homage to the writer D.H. Lawrence's classic novel Sons and Lovers, in it's Centenary year. This is one a number of events which will provide access to and information about the settings in this novel. Directions Beauvale Priory is situated approximately 1 mile along a country lane which runs at the back of the Horse and Groom public house, Moorgreen, Nottinghamshire - See more at:

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