Created By: West Berkshire Archaeology Service
This walking trail starts and ends at Shaw House. It explores the Shaw House and St Mary’s Church Conservation Area, and Shaw House’s Grade II Registered Park and Garden. It includes an academy called Trinity School.
You may park in the car park at Shaw House (www.what3words.com ///riders.drama.dairy), but please note that the grounds and car park are locked when the House is locked. Please check the website for Shaw House’s opening times first: www.westberkshireheritage.org/shaw-house/plan-your-visit.
Members of the public are welcome to wander around Shaw House’s grounds when the car park is open, but please be aware of any events taking place at the house, such as weddings and wakes. Please be sensitive to the presence of any guests or requests from members of staff.
During school term time, you may want to take into consideration school dropping off and collection times. Trinity School’s term dates are listed on its website: www.trinitynewbury.org. St Mary’s Church and churchyard are also likely to be busy on Sundays, during Christian holidays and on Armistice Day (11 November). For more information, please visit: www.shawchurch.org.uk.
This trail was prepared by West Berkshire Council’s archaeology service. One of the archaeology service’s jobs is to look after West Berkshire’s Historic Environment Record or HER. The HER is a database of buildings, monuments, sites, places, areas and landscapes of archaeological, architectural, artistic and historic interest. More information about it can be found here: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/her. Links to the HER’s records are included in the trail.