We planned to visit Radcot House and Gardens in July, but this will almost certainly be deferred due to the Covid19 restrictions.
During the “lockdown” introduced as a control measure for the Covid19 pandemic we have seen people taking exercise by walking round East and West Hanney. To help them be more aware of their surroundings, and to provide a historical context, the Group produced a leaflet which provides a brief history of some of the buildings.
We have also made this available as a pdf document. It is an interim document, produced very rapidly as a response. We plan to add to it in future. If you have additional information, or suggestions for additional buildings, or comments concerning accuracy, please let us know.
To download the Hanney History Walk, guided tour to the Hanneys, click here: Hanney history walk
This year we visited Buckland House; Uffington Museum, church and village; and finally Shaw Church and Shaw House. The photos in the ‘Visits’ section show some of these sights – sadly we were not allowed to photograph inside Buckland House.
Last year we carried out no walks in Hanney itself but decided to go to Garford instead for our final trip, as we had an expert guide in our midst in the person of Mike Greig, HHG member and resident of Garford for these past 12 years. See the ‘ Visits’ section for more details.
In summer we go on visits, which sometimes involve a walk too. Usually we have a tour of a local village or town at least once a year. We have also organised three walks in Hanney in recent years to highlight the quality of the landscape we appreciate and to help efforts made to preserve it, such as the Hanney Flood and Community Woodland groups. Some details can be found elsewhere on the site. See: http://hanneyhistory.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Past-walks-and-visits-2014-2017-rev1.pdf