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Month: May 2022

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The Holy Well by the River Stowe has been in existence for over one thousand years and was last renovated in 2005-7, when the site was restored with seats and a palisade fence with carvings designed by artist Will Glanfield as part of the Southam Stories project, paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  . […]

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In the late 18th / early 19th Century it is estimated that Southam had 15 pubs operating at the same time.  Today, Southam has just four remaining public houses plus the old boy’s school is now a Sports & Social Club, but each of those pubs boasts a historical background as long as the arm that raises […]

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Alongside St James Church is the Library, Cafe and Museum inside a very large community building called Tithe Place. It is named after the tithe barn foundations discovered when the old library and residential homes were demolished in 2013. So what was a tithe barn?  Tithes were a type of tax payable on all things […]

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The original town centre of Southam has changed for many reasons over the years, but the most abrupt and sweeping changes have been caused by fires. The result was the immediate destruction of the old, and then a rebuild in more modern materials and style. The thatched roofs and wooden frames of early mediaeval cottages […]

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