Discover Highnam’s treasures. From Highnam Court and the many families that lived on the estate, to Holy Innocents and St Oswalds churches, to the history of The Vineyard, the docks at Over and the building of the canal and railway. Discover the farming community, the school and significant features such as the Pinetum, Lassington Woods and the location of the famous Lassington Oak. We are adding new information every month.

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Highnam Court – The House and Grounds

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The main approach to Highnam Court is from Chepstow Lodge in the centre of the south side of the park, close to the east end of the lake. A drive…

Highnam Court – A brief history

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In the Middle Ages the manor of Highnam belonged to the abbot of Gloucester. It was granted by the Crown in 1542 to John Arnold (d 1545), who had leased…

Highnam Court Lakes

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In 1607 there were ten pools on the brook west and south of Highnam Court. To the west were Shoell Pool, Horse (later Dog Kennel) Pool, and Orchard Pool, while…

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Colonel Massey Talk – 20th Nov. 2020

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20th NOVEMBER 2020 Proposed talk on Col Massey by Richard Graham. This will hopefully be held at Highnam Court commencing 7.00pm with a glass of wine. Free entry to members.…

Lassington Walk – Sep./Oct. 2020

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 - Walk around Lassington. Following the interesting talk by Dr Simon Draper last year we will walk along Lassington Lane looking at the buildings and farmland, as well…

Alney Island Walk – 19th August 2020

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19th AUGUST 2020 - Alney Island Walk with Tony Conder. This will commence at 6.30pm with pre-booking essential as places are very limited. Tony’s fee is £5 per person, which…

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