A Tudor House built for the pleasure of Henry VIII
Acton Court is believed to be the most original Tudor house in Britain. The East wing was built by Nicholas Poyntz in 1535 for a weekend visit by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Acton Court is planning to open to the public 22 August to 12 September 2021 for self-guided tours and a Heritage Open Day.
Full details and booking information can be found on the Tours and Events pages of our website below.
Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224
Lots of links to historical resources for family history research.
Following government guidelines, my studio is currently closed for family shoots. I am still available for commercial work and product shots.
A professional photographer for over a decade, RichMcD specialises in commercial work, portraits, weddings and photography tutorials.
RichMcD documents local life through his camera lens, creating a vast legacy of images for us all to enjoy, now and in the future. He also eats lots of ice-creams!
If you'd like to get in touch with Rich, click below to visit his website or check out his facebook page.
Tel: 07768 033097
Historical information and statistics about the town and area from the Vision of Britain project.
Lots of good reasons for volunteering at Winterbourne Medieval Barn:
Ram Hill Colliery is an open site owned by South Gloucestershire Council, managed by the Friends in conjunction with the Council and English Heritage.
Mining took place roughly between 1830-1860 with clear evidence of the horse gin, engine house and connection to the Dramway.
The Friends work on the site between April and October usually on Wednesdays, and are happy to give visitors a guided tour. We have regular open days, including the Heritage Open Day in October.
Volunteers are welcome to help manage the site - please contact David Godden by email below for further details.
Broad Lane, Ram Hill BS36 2TY
Explore your neighbourhood online through historic maps, images and linked information with this digital heritage mapping project.
In the community, part of the community, at the heart of the community.
How many medieval barns are there in the greater Bristol area, which are open to the public? There's only one we know of, and it is in Winterbourne. The barn is open every third Saturday of the month between 10am-1pm. So why not come and visit the barn? We will not charge you, it is free. But above all you will be made very welcome.
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE
Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic Masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world.
The basic role of YADAG is to record the archaeological heritage of the Yate area in its many forms.
Our part of South Gloucestershire is blessed with a myriad of unrecorded and sometimes threatened historic sites ranging from Roman bath houses to coal mining remains.
All ages and abilities welcome, no previous experience necessary - be part of your very own Time Team.
Based at Yate & District Heritage Centre, Church Road, Yate BS37 5BG
Tel: 01454 314174
The Centre aims to reflect the rich diversity of the Yate area’s cultural, historical, social and industrial past. This is achieved through a range of thought provoking and varied exhibitions, and a range of evening and day events including a regular series of quizzes, historical lectures and other one-off events.
Free admission - everyone welcome. Open Tuesday - Thursday and Saturdays, 10.30am-4.30pm
Church Road, Yate, BS37 5BG
Tel: 01454 862200