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Sherbourne & Sandford Orcas Manor House 2013

May 8, 2013

Sandford Orcas Manor House

Wednesday May 8th 2013. Sherbourne & Sandford Orcas Manor House.
With our Blue Guide Mr P.Welton who you will remember guided us around “Hardy’s Wessex”.

Our guide Mr P.Welton will escort us throughout. Arrive mid morning at Sherborne for a guided tour.

Late morning we make individual arrangements for lunch (there are a variety of places to eat in the town).

We rejoin our coach for the short journey to the Manor House arriving at 2 pm. The house is a perfect example of the small Manor Houses that studded England in Tudor times. The present owner Sir Mervyn Medlycott Bt will be our guide.

This is a private visit and the house will be open only for us.

Price £22 Non member £23.

Please note all coach outings include comfort stops.
First pick up in Swanage will be 8.30 am on all outings.

For further information contact Frank Nicoll on 01929 421079


Sandford Orcas is a village and parish in north west Dorset, England, three miles north of Sherborne.

The ‘Orcas’ descends from the Norman Orescuilz family,[2] who came to own the village manor in the century after the Battle of Hastings. The village was known as Sanford in 1086 (Domesday Book), Sandford in 1243, Sandford Horscoys in 1372, and Samford Orescoys in 1427. The present manor house goes back five hundred years to the Tudors[2] and although built at the time Christopher Columbus was sailing west on his famous expedition, it has changed little since

Source: Sandford Orcas (Wikipedia).


May 8, 2013
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Sherbourne & Sandford Orcas Manor House