Talk: Tackling the rot at Townend

Last year we embarked upon an urgent project to save Townend after we found wet rot in two of the house's main structural beams, come and find out what we discovered along the way.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

It was a difficult year, replacing damaged sections of 400 year old solid oak beams from a Grade 1 listed farmhouse is no easy task, but along the way there were some fascinating discoveries that we're excited to share with you. Find out what we revealed when we looked behind render and ceiling voids for the first time in hundreds of years, peeling away centuries of hidden history.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Townend

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.80 £6.10
Child £3.40 £3.05
Family £17.00 £15.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 August 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
2 September 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
9 September 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
16 September 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
23 September 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
30 September 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
7 October 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
14 October 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
21 October 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available
28 October 2017 14:00 - 14:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Townend
Email
townend@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 32628

Upcoming events

A Taste of Townend

Thu 24 Aug 2017
13:30-16:00
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.

Talk: Tackling the rot at Townend

Sat 26 Aug 2017
14:00-14:15
Last year we embarked upon an urgent project to save Townend after we found wet rot in two of the house's main structural beams, come and find out what we discovered along the way.