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 talk - an analysis of the French trip to the Norman bocage. Frossard Theatre, Candie.
Saturday 8th September 19:30
All welcome.

Historic Buildings Talk by John McCormack on the 16th century defences of Sark. Frossard Theatre, Candie.
Saturday 22nd September 19:30
All welcome.

Historic Buildings Talk by John McCormack "And Shall These Dumb Stones Speak?" - a look at X-engraved stones in Gernsey. Frossard Theatre, Candie.
Saturday 13th October 19:30
All welcome.

Historic Buildings Talk by Richard Hocart "Commemoration in and around Churches" - Frossard Thetare, Candie.
Saturday 10th November
All welcome.

Historic Buildings Talk by Elaine Jordan "The Listing of Houses - Justification, Criteria and Process". Frossard Theatre, Candie.
Saturday 24th November 19:30
All welcome.

Historic Buildings Talk by John McCormack - "Orientation and its Consequences - comparing medieval preferences in Jersey and Guernsey for house-design.
Saturday 8th December 19:30
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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