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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Lassington Oak

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In Lassington Wood, less than 100 yards from the playing field, was a famous, very old and enormous oak tree. It came down in a gale in 1960, but the…

St. Oswald’s church, Lassington

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St. Oswald's church was originally built by Saxons who lived in the settlement in Lassington. Their village was near Atman's Farm on the opposite side of the lane. As well…

Mrs. Baldwin’s Memories

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I was only six when at Lassington Oak, that was 73 years ago. In those days there were very few houses in Highnam. We lived in a cottage by "The…

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Colonel Massey in the Siege of Gloucester

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Postponed Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus outbreak, Highnam Heritage have postponed the talk on Colonel Massey that was due to take place at the end of the…

Highnam Heritage AGM

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The annual AGM of Highnam Heritage will be held on Wednesday 22nd January at Highnam Court. The AGM is open to anyone who wishes to come. This will include members…

Discover more about Lassington and Severn Vale

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A mysterious tower stands alone in Lassington Lane. Where are the houses that once stood there? Who lived there? What happened there? Why did the River Severn draw people to…

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