Heritage throws open its doors
Things to do, places to go this wekend
Saturday 16 September 1995
For more information on Heritage Open Days '95 call 0891 800639 (39p per minute cheap rate, 49p other times); alternatively ask at your nearest tourist information centre; free entry to all participating properties this weekend
Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey England's largest burial ground (it used to be served by funeral trains on a private line from Waterloo until 1941), and built to contain "all London's dead for an indefinate period" in the 1850s by the London Necropolis and National Mausoleum Company. The cemetery houses 240,000 graves, and tours include the Non-Conformist section, the Anglican section and the railway.
The Bone Cave and Victorian Follies, nr Weston-super-Mare, Avon Stroll through tenebrous caves discovered in the 19th century. Besides examining prehistoric remains in the caves, you can take guided walks on routes laden with ruined summerhouses built as follies. Take a torch.
The Boathouse, Hamworthy, Dorset With an incredible view over Poole harbour, this detached private house, built in 1936, incorporates the second-class drawing room and cabins of the RMS Mauretania in a manner highly evocative of the time's cruise liners.
Historic Mill Trail, Stroud, Glos The selection of nine corn and cloth mills provides a fascinating insight into two historic types of production. See especially Ebley Mill with its chateau-style clocktower, and Dunkirk Mill, whose many alterations and additions reflect the boom-bust cycle of the woollen industry.
Scott's Grotto, Ware, Hertfordshire An amazing underground system decorated with pebbles and shells - from the mind of the 18th-century Quaker poet, John Scott.
Sir Edwin Lutyen's Houses, Godalming, Surrey Seven-mile guided coach tour of four private houses and gardens designed by Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll around the town of Godalming.
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