John Thomas Becher Heritage Trail

JT Becher moved to Southwell in 1792 and became famous nationally, as well as in the local area, as a champion of social reform. Becher was also a clergyman, botanist and a close friend to the young Lord Byron.

By following the trail through Southwell, you will see many building and sites associated with Becher and his family. These include the Minster, where Becher was Clergyman, Hill House, his family home and the Workhouse, which was the scene of one of the many social reform projects carried out by Becher.

The trail is 2 ¼ miles long and there are plenty of places to stop for food and drink on the way.