A Weekend of Celebration
15th & 16th September 2018
The Howse which was so Faire
What did Campden House and Gardens look like?
That question has probably been asked by all who have seen the ruined site over the centuries. Visitors to Chipping Campden will have peered through the extraordinary Gatehouse standing by the church and wondered about the beautiful but curious buildings they could see.
Join us for a weekend of activities to celebrate this lost house and gardens in Chipping Campden, the ending of our two-year project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 September
11am – 4pm FREE ENTRY
- Find out more about Sir Baptist Hicks, the wealthy merchant who built the mansion and was a benefactor to the town
- See the ruins – picture what the House and Gardens might have looked like
- Get a glimpse of life in Jacobean times – the food, the clothes, the people
- Learn archery, play bowls, put your dad in the stocks!
- Buy our new book ‘The Howse which was so Faire’ which brings together all the research from our project
- Visit St. James Church to see the tomb of Sir Baptist Hicks and to find out more about the history of the church – climb the church tower and look out over the town.
End your weekend with
The Jacobean Muse
Abigail Seabrook (voice) and Micaela Schmitz (harpsichord)
Sunday 16 September 2018, 5.30pm
St James Church Rooms, Calf Lane, Chipping Campden GL55 6HB
Abigail Seabrook and Micaela Schmitz, specialists in Georgian and Regency era music, turn their attention to the Jacobean delights of Weelkes, Wilbye, Byrd, Campion and more. The concert will last just under an hour, leaving time for supper afterwards in Chipping Campden.