North Somerset Walks


Delving into Nailsea’s industrial heritage

Delving into Nailsea’s industrial heritage


Walk information Distance: about 2.5 miles Difficulty: easy - a level, urban walk with a short detour through a couple of fields. Suitable footwear recommended. Duration: about 2 hours Refreshments: The Coffee Lounge at Holy Trinity Church is open 9am-1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Start at the15th century Holy Trinity Church, in Church Lane. It has a tower typical to the area but the pinnacles weren’t added until 1904. There are six bells, one from the former Bristol Gaol. Opposite is the medieval Tithe Barn, now used as an events space. By 1791 it contained two school rooms, one belonging to local writer and philanthropist Hannah More. You’ll also pass Glebe Cottage, built for the schoolmaster and mistress. Continue up Church Lane, past the church hall. The lane bears left, past a row of cottages. In the middle is Nile Cottage, with a plaque showing the year 1798 to commemorate Nelson’s victory over Napoleon’s fleet at the Battle of the Nile. In 1844 it was a private school.


Delving into Nailsea’s industrial heritage
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