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.
In 2019, the gardens at Acton Court will open for three Sundays (2 June, 9 June, 16 June) in support of the National Garden Scheme charities. Acton Court will be sponsoring some ticketed and free special events to accompany the openings.
Acton Court will be sponsoring Heritage Open Day tours of the house and grounds on 13, 14 & 15 September. Tickets will be available from June. Admission free. There will be a concert on Sunday 15 September.
Light refreshments will be available at all events.
Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224
High Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AH
Tel: 01454 868006
This runs fortnightly on Friday afternoons 2.15-4.15pm to mirror the time that the Mobile Library used to be operational in the area.
Drop in for tea and cakes and/or borrow a book. Children’s
crafts, books for all ages provided by LibrariesWest, everyone welcome. Don’t forget your library card or you can join on the day.
Along with the other community libraries, Hawkesbury Upton is a volunteer-run library supported by S Glos libraries and your normal library card can be used there.
Hawkesbury Upton Village Hall, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton GL9 1AU
Explore your neighbourhood online through historic maps, images and linked information with this digital heritage mapping project.
Are you interested in Family History and want to find out information about your ancestors but don’t know where to start? Sodbury Vale Family History Group is a branch of the Bristol and Avon Family History Society. Meetings take place at St Nicholas' Church on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, please contact Lynne English:
Tel: 0117 937 3130