Section Secretary
John McCormack

Contact
720303

Please note: it is regretted that the Historic Buildings Section are presently unable to receive or respond to e-mail requests. All enquiries should be sent by post to the address below.

Sections

Historic Buildings


The aims of the section are as follows:
  • To understand and study all our built heritage, parish churches, castles, and houses, but in particular the vernacular buildings of the period 1100-1800;

  • To examine their siting, methods of construction and plan-forms, relating these to their social context and noting alterations and developments over the centuries;

  • To record all such buildings as opportunity allows, especially those that are under threat from redevelopment or decay; those where current building work allows features of historic interest to be temporarily exposed to view; or those where access to the public is not normally possible;

  • To provide house-owners and others who have an interest in and responsibility for ancient buildings with as great a knowledge as possible of the historic structure that concerns them, so that decisions affecting it may be made from an informed basis of historical facts;

  • Where appropriate, to become involved in campaigns to prevent unnecessary loss of our interesting houses and other buildings.
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PROGRAMME

All Winter, Spring and Autumn meetings begin at 7.30p.m. and will be held at Candie Museum Lecture Theatre or in the adjoining Section Room. New members or visitors are always welcome to attend, but should contact John McCormack, the Section’s Secretary, on 720303, beforehand, in case of alterations or final instructions. An annual charge of £10 is due at the beginning of the year, payable by those who expect to attend regularly.

Historic Buildings - Where Did The Architectural Styles of Our Churches Originate? a talk by John McCormack
Saturday 25th February 19:30
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

Historic Buildings - Why are Alderney Houses so Distinctive, and to What do They Relate? a talk by John McCormack
Saturday 11th March 19:30
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

Historic Buildings - The Houses and Shops of Medieval St Peter Port - a Talk by John McCormack
Saturday 25th March 19:00
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

Historic Buildings - A Medieval, Purpose-Built Tavern in Jersey - a Talk by John McCormack
Saturday 22nd April 19:30
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

Historic Buildings Visit to St Briocq, Saint-Pierre du Bois.
Saturday 27th May 14:30
This visit will attempt to look at "the philosophy of restoration" in various contexts. Meet on site. All welcome.

Historic Buildings Trip to Finisterre, Brittany - 5th to 9th June.
Monday 5th June
Currently fully subscribed but please phone John McCormack on 720303 to add your name to a waiting list in the event of cancellations.

Historic Buildings Visit to L'Etiennerie, Castel.
Saturday 24th June 14:30
Meet on site. All welcome.

Historic Buildings Visit to Victoria Tower and the St. Peter Port Arsenal
Saturday 8th July 16:30
Meet on site. All welcome.

Historic Buildings Visit - Les Grandes Courtils, St Saviour's (to be confirmed)
Saturday 12th August 14:30
Meet on site. All welcome.

Historic Buildings Visit - St. Peter Port Constables' Office
Saturday 9th September 14:30
Meet on site. All welcome.

Historic Buildings - 19th Century Church Restorations - a Talk by John McCormack
Saturday 14th October 19:30
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

Historic Buildings - The Architecture of Non-conformity - a Talk by John McCormack
Saturday 28th October 19:30
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

Historic Buildings - The Non-royal Castles of Guernsey - a Talk by John McCormack
Saturday 11th November 19:30
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

Historic Buildings - The Post-1806 Houses on the Reclaimed Braye du Valle - a talk by John McCormack
Saturday 25th November 19:30
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

Historic Buildings - Chamber Blocks, Chamber Wings and the Enigma of 3-bay Houses - a Talk by John McCormack
Saturday 9th December 19:30
Frossard Theatre, Candie. All welcome.

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For further information about the section:-

a) Bailiwick residents may telephone the Section Secretary.

b) All other enquiries should be sent by post to:-

The Secretary
Historic Buildings Section
La Société Guernesiaise
Candie Gardens
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 1UG

 








 
   
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