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Visit to Southwell Minster and Workhouse
Cost: £43 per person plus National Trust entrance fee at the Workhouse for non-NT members
Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire has a long history, much of it associated with York. Now a cathedral it is the seat of the bishop of Southwell ad Nottingham and has acted as mother church for the surrounding area since the Middle Ages. Much of the Minster is built in the Norman Romanesque style but with 14th Century additions as, for example, in the choir and Chapter House. Like York Minster the Chapter House is octagonal with, unusually, no supporting central pier, while the entrance portal is famous for its carved foliage-see Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Leaves of Southwell.
From the Minster it is a short journey to the Workhouse built in 1824 and probably the best-preserved example of the hundreds of workhouses built across the country in the 19th century.
Leaving York from Memorial Gardens by coach at 8.45am we will travel to Southwell for a guided tour of the Minster followed by lunch (not included). In the afternoon we will have a further guided tour of the Workhouse and Infirmary before leaving at approximately 4pm for our journey back to York.
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