Faculties Granted

On 15th October 2020 we received our faculties for both the main works and the proposed interpretation. A major milestone. Now the hard work of applying to many grant giving organisations can begin with a public appeal being launched early in January

Jane Austen connections to St Laurence church discovered

A Connection between East Harptree and the Novelist Jane Austen by Jo Brown   July 10, 1791 MY DEAR MRS. FIELDING,  After having wrote to you so lately you will be no doubt surprized at hearing again so soon, and not less so to find that the Cause is to inform you that we have…

Glorious New Photograph discovered showing the East End of the Chancel with all the Original Victorian Decoration

The Harptrees History have recently discovered a series of images of the interior and exterior of the church and of its surroundings and of the wider village. Attached is a particularly good one showing what the east end of the chancel of St Laurence looked like when the original Victorian decoration was all there. And…

Planning Application Submitted

The planning application for all the elements of the works that have an external impact-eg to the Tower, the access to the churchyard, the pathway to the north door, the external interpretation, the new noticeboard and the new door to the south porch, was submitted  to BANES on Tuesday 17th December, 2019.

Successful Public Consultation

The public consultation of the Project Newton plans took place over the weekend of 30th November and 1st December 2019. Over 120 people attended and several pages of flipchart were filled with comments. Thank you to everyone who participated and who attended