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Newland 800 - Walking Tour

Cogges celebrates the Newland Charter and creation of Newland 800 years ago.

Cogges historian Tim Partridge leads a Walking Tour of the boundaries
3pm at Cogges Manor Farm.
Tea and Cake in the manor house
Free entry to Cogges all day to Newland residents

Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA

Cogges Manor Farm celebrates 800 years since the signing of the Newland Charter. The Arsic family were still Lords of the manor in 1213 when Robert Arsic established a settlement for Freemen called Newland. This is now part of Witney, but in the early 13th century it was planned as a separate community to rival the recently created market town.

Join Cogges historian Tim Partridge on a Walking Tour of the boundaries, with high tea and cake in the manor house, on Sunday 12th May at 3PM.

To mark the occasion, Cogges have invited Newland residents to visit free of charge on the day between 11am and 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Residents can bring along proof of name and address in the form of a utility bill in their name and ID.

Were you brought up in Newland? Did your family live locally? Do you have any newspaper cuttings or photographs of the area or historical events around Newland?

Local residents are invited to share memories and stories of Newland and bring in photographs on the day, or post them up on the Cogges Facebook Newland 800 page.

The tour is free, with a suggested donation of 1.50 - but please book a place by emailing marketing@cogges.org.uk or at the Welcome desk at Cogges.

Posted : 08/05/2013 08:44:56

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