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DateVisit
03 July 2018Visit to The Vyne. A Tudor Palace with rare 16th century interiors.
12 June 2018Walk in Romsey with Sue de Salis followed by visit to Mottisfont
15 May 2018Visit to Hughenden Manor
09 January 2018Carisbrooke Castle Museum - Talk by Nick Minns
06 July 2017 A Hampshire visit to Avington Park and Bursledon Brick Museum
10 May 2017An Island Legacy
04 May 2017A Walking Tour of Jane Austen's Bath, Incuding a visit to the Beckford Towe
04 April 2017 Visit to Montacute House: Somerset
07 February 2017Carisbrooke Castle Museum "Tour of the Island in Sand Pictures" by Rosemary Cooper
14 June 2016Athelhampton House and the Flower Festival near Dorchester
17 May 2016WILTON HOUSE and GARDENS: Trip Fully Booked
12 April 2016Visit to Dulwich Art Gallery to see the Permanent Collection and the special exhibition of the works of Nikoli Astrup (1880-1928). Dulwich Picture Gallery
02 February 2016VECTIS DECORATIVE and FINE ARTS SOCIETY: VISIT to CARISBROOKE CASTLE MUSEUM
01 October 2015NUNWELL HOUSE and GARDEN
16 June 2015Polesden Lacey and Hatchlands
13 May 2015 A GUIDED LONDON WALK
17 April 2015THE HOMEWOOD and CLAREMONT
11 March 2015Royal Academy London Exhibition “RUBENS and HIS LEGACY"”
16 September 2014VISIT TO DITCHLING MUSEUM of ART AND CRAFT and VISIT TO THE VILLAGE of DITCHLING EAST SUSSEX
01 July 2014VECTIS DFAS AND NATIONAL TRUST HISTORY OF ART GROUP COMBINED VISIT TO: COVENTRY CATHEDRAL
10 June 2014VISIT TO LONDON: “ DICKENS FIRST TO LAST”
21 May 2014THE NEW MARY ROSE MUSEUM, Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
15 April 2014 LOCAL VISIT to BREAMORE HOUSE near FORDINGBRIDGE
05 March 2014CONSTABLE at PETWORTH
19 September 2013VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION OF POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM
10 July 2013Visit to Greys Court and Nuffield House
18 June 2013Visit to Chavenage in Gloucester

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Visit to The Vyne. A Tudor Palace with rare 16th century interiors.

Tuesday 03 July 2018

The massive £5.4 million roof conservation project, now in hand at The Vyne, should be completed and the scaffolding removed in time for our visit.   

The protective glazing specialists, Holy Well Glass, have already restored the 18 “lights” or glass panels in the chapel.  Modern technology is hopeful that they can be saved for hundreds of years. The lights are believed to have been created for the nearby Holy Ghost chapel by Flemish glaziers from the school of European artisans, also involved in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. They were removed in the 17th century, perhaps to save them from the Roundheads, and found their way to The Vyne. They depict the young King Henry VIII, who stayed several times at the house, his first wife; Catherine of Aragon and his sister Margaret, who married James IV of Scotland.  The encaustic tiles date from 1512 and the workshop of Guido de Savino of Antwerp. 

The Tudor palace, with 17th-century additions by Chaloner Chute who bought it in 1653, and 18th-century additions by his great-grandson John include a remarkable rococo staircase and are all exceptional. The Chute family collections are distributed throughout the house and add interest and wonder.  

We hope for good weather to view the gardens; where picnics by the water are welcomed. There is also a National Trust café. 

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