• Rural Skills


Monastic History

The hamlet of Friary was once the site of a monastic community of farming friars, associated with the larger complex of Carthusian monks established in Hinton Charterhouse in 1232.
Only the 14th century Refectory and Charterhouse remain substantially intact today at the village site, but there are still remnants of structures in Friary, including the outline of the carp ponds and part of an old tannery on the River Frome.

Traditional Rural Skills

We have developed a range of traditional rural skills which complement the skills that the friars depended upon for their livelihood in those days. Handsome stone walls still outline the shape of the old monastic correrie and here we run regular dry stone walling courses, as well as other courses that include: scything; wood carving; black smithing; fishing; and bee keeping.

Team Building

Our two-day team building experience is for organisations who are looking for innovative ways to increase performance, co-operation and job satisfaction. It includes a taste of several different skills which are readily available and inclusive to a mixed group with a range of levels of abilities.

Rural skills can be learnt through a simple demonstration with participation. Take home something you have hand-crafted and enjoy the experience of learning a new skill. Our method is non-competitive, relaxing and very rewarding.

For further information on team building, by learning traditional rural skills, please contact Richard Williamson:

Good Team Spirit
Bath BA2 7UE
01225 722252 | 07712 437478

For more details click on: www.goodsteamspirit.com

Bath Historic City of Bath-stay at River House of the Friary Coach house.