Date(s) - 28/03/2019
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Training Day at St Katharines Parmoor Nr Frieth RG9 6NN (see directions below)
on Thursday 28 March 2019, from 10.30am to 3.30pm
With trainer: Claire de Carle,
Bucks Gardens Trust Research & Recording project volunteer co-ordinator
The aim of the day’s course is to introduce new volunteers to our method of working, which follows the format set out by Historic England. The day will include: basic site surveying and using documentary research, with an emphasis on interpreting maps to understand an historic garden.
Programme for day
10.15 Arrive Tea and Coffee
10.30 Group Introductions and Introduction to the project (Claire de Carle)
11am Powerpoint presentation
11.45 Looking at maps
12.45 Lunch – soup and sandwiches (provided)
1.30 Site walk
2.30 Powerpoint presentation
3pm Tea and finish by 3.30pm
Things to bring:
Training pack, which includes: Copies of Handouts 1 & 2, maps, other reference information (these will be sent to you in advance) and programme.
Sturdy walking shoes/boots and waterproof coat, umbrella!
Clipboard, notebook and pens/pencils.
To enable you to get the most out of the session please spend a little time, looking at the maps, so that you will be familiar with the layout and understand some of the background of the site. You may also like to conduct further research online, here are few websites and articles that are relevant to understanding Parmoor (just click on the links below).
Contact Claire de Carle by email
From M40 (Junction 4)
Follow signs for Aylesbury A4010 in 0.2 miles at roundabout take second exit, in 0.3 miles at roundabout take second exit. At the next roundabout take first exit, signposted Lane End. In 0.4 miles go straight on at mini-roundabout. Drive over motorway, Wycombe Air Park on your right hand side. At T-junction turn right onto Marlow Road – B482. You are entering ‘Lane End’, drive up through the village passing North’s Garage on your right hand side, after the garage turn left onto Church Road, signposted Frieth & Hambleden. Continue on the road into Frieth, drive through the village, at the top bear left onto ‘Parmoor Lane’. This is a narrow lane and St Katharine’s is ½ mile along on the right with a blue ‘St Katharine’s Parmoor’ sign indicating the entrance.
From M40 (Junction 5)
Turn onto A40 signposted Stokenchurch and High Wycombe, after about 1 mile turn right onto B482 (Marlow Road) sign posted Cadmore End/Lane End. Go straight on through Cadmore End, into Lane End. Just after the Village Hall on your right hand side and the post office on your left, turn right onto Church Road, sign posted Frieth/Hambleden. Continue on the road into Frieth, drive through the village, at the top bear left onto ‘Parmoor Lane’. This is a narrow lane and St Katharine’s is ½ mile along on the right with a blue ‘St Katharine’s Parmoor’ sign indicating the entrance.
From M4 (Junction 8/9)
Leave motorway, take the second exit sign posted High Wycombe/Marlow and head towards Bisham Roundabout. When you reach the roundabout take the second exit towards High Wycombe, when you reach the Handy Cross (M40) roundabout follow directions as above from M40 (Junction 4)
Our nearest train stations are High Wycombe and Henley-on Thames.
High Wycombe is served by Chiltern Rail originating from Marylebone Station in London. The station is approximately 7 miles from St. Katharine’s. There is no public bus service, a taxi ride takes about 20 minutes.
Henley-on-Thames is served by First Great Western Railways, originating from Paddington Station in London. The station is approximately 6.5 miles from St. Katharine’s. There is no public bus service, a taxi ride takes about 20 minutes.