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Other Brandy Bottom Pages

As well as an introductory page, the other Brandy Bottom pages cover the history, and the AIBT's conservation work at the site. The latter is divided into several sections: a summary of the progress at work parties, together with pages of photos of the buildings, work parties, finds and nature. There are also images of the display boards.

Brandy Bottom: Work Parties, Directions and Location Map

Work Parties

Brandy Bottom is not open to visitors unless there is a work party in progress as it is a working site. While every effort will be made to give casual visitors a guided tour, this cannot be guaranteed as it depends on the number of volunteers present and the work in progress. Please note that the following dates may be altered at short notice.

The dates for work parties in 2022 are as follows:

  • Saturday 17 December

The dates for 2023 are:

  • Wednesday 04, Saturday 14, Wednesday 25 January
  • Saturday 04, Wednesday 15, Saturday 25 February
  • Wednesday 08, Saturday 18, Wednesday 29 March
  • Saturday 08, Wednesday 19, Saturday 29 April
  • Wednesday 10, Saturday 20, Wednesday 31 May
  • Saturday 10, Wednesday 21 June
  • Saturday 01, Wednesday 12, Saturday 22 July
  • Wednesday 02, Saturday 12, Wednesday 23 August
  • Saturday 02, Saturday 16, Wednesday 27 September
  • Saturday 07, Wednesday 18 , Saturday 28 October
  • Wednesday 08, Saturday 18, Wednesday 29 November
  • Saturday 09, Wednesday 20 December
  • The provisional dates for the Heritage Open Days are: Saturday 09 and Sunday 10 September

    Special arrangements can be made for groups of 10 or more - please make contact via the AIBT’s email address of info@aibt.org.

    Newcomers to work parties are advised to first make contact via the AIBT’s email address of info@aibt.org. Youngsters must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult. The times, which are nominally between 10.30 am and 3 pm may also be changed during the course of a particular work party.

    Location Map

    Brandy Bottom Location Map

    Directions

    Slope up to cyclepathTurn off the A4174 Ring Road at the Lyde Green roundabout, taking the road to Westerleigh. At the next roundabout take the second out, again following the signs for Westerleigh. About 1 mile after crossing over the M4 motorway, turn right onto Henfield Road, marked by signs for the 'Henfield Business Park' and the 'Windmill Golf Academy'. About 500 yards after passing under the motorway, the road turns sharply right. After another 300 yards there is another sharp turn, this time to the left with a road sign marked 'Coxgrove Road' on the outside of the bend. There is a stone bridge over the road 100 yards beyond the bend. Car parking is limited to the road verges on either side of the bridge.

    After leaving the car parking area, take the sloping path up to the cycleway (see photo right), and turn left at the top away from the bridge. It is about 100 yards to a ruined platelayers hut, when you continue on the tarmac path between the two halves of a mine winding wheel. Brandy Bottom is located on the left of the path a further 100 yards on from the wheel.

    A downloadable copy of the location map and directions can be obtained by clicking on this link.

    Other Brandy Bottom Pages

    As well as an introductory page, the other Brandy Bottom pages cover the history, and the AIBT's conservation work at the site. The latter is divided into several sections: a summary of the progress at work parties, together with pages of photos of the buildings, work parties, finds and nature. There are also images of the display boards.

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    Page updated 07 Dec 22

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