NEWARK AND THE “LEAVES OF SOUTHWELL” – THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2022
27th October 2022
Today we drive up the Great North Road to stop for coffee at the Brampton Garden Centre and lunch in the interesting town of Newark noteworthy for its 12th century castle and parish church which with a spire soaring to 252ft dominates the Market Place that is host to an interesting collectors and antiques market. The interior of the church is noted for an ancient wall painting, known as the “Dance of Death”. In the afternoon we visit Southwell Minster, the Cathedral church for Norttinghamshire which displays the “Leaves of Southwell”, regarded as one of the best examples of 13th century naturalistic carving in Europe. Time for tea in this elegant Cathedral Town before arriving home by approximately 8.00pm.