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March 2018

The icing on the cake (Geology Section)

3 March 2018 at 10:30 am
Teign Heritage Centre, Teignmouth, 29 French Street
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST United Kingdom

A talk ‘The icing on the cake, the Quaternary in Devon’ by Dr Jenny Bennett (DA Geology Hon Secretary).

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Spring Meeting 2018 (Buildings Section)

10 March 2018 at 2:15 pm
Rattery Village Hall, Rattery Devon TQ10 9LD + Google Map

The afternoon will begin with a talk by Martin Watts on Linhays, a type of farm building found particularly in Devon. It is characterised as a two-storied building with an open front, with a…

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Devon’s Micaceous Haematite Mines (IA Section)

14 March 2018 at 11:00 am
Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AL
£3 - £5

This talk by Tony Brooks will focus on the mining techniques and use of this distinctive form of iron ore, with particular reference to the Great Rock and Kelly mines. DA Members £3/non members…

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The Fursdon Estate (History Section)

18 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
The Mint Methodist Church, Fore Street
Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT

“How the Main Roles that I have played have related to the continuation of the Fursdon Estate” talk by David Fursdon, HM Lord Lieutenant of Devon.

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Simon Drew: Enjoying words, enjoying art (Lit & Art Section)

24 March 2018 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH

Simon Drew, an Exeter University graduate living and working in Dartmouth, is known nationwide for his unique and instantly recognisable prints, greeting cards, tea towels, mugs, T-shirts, calendars and books, combining skilful draughtsmanship with…

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April 2018

Chapel Cleeve Manor (Buildings Section)

11 April 2018 at 2:30 pm

Chapel Cleeve Manor: A Country House Rescued A visit to Chapel Cleeve Manor (Grade II*) that is situated between the West Somerset coast and Exmoor National Park, a few miles east of Minehead. Originally…

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Grenofen and Double Waters (Botany Section)

14 April 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A joint meeting with the Devon Bryophyte Group to look at mosses and liverworts. The area has a lot of good records already, but there are always likely to be more! Apart from anything…

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Field Trip Fforest Fawr (Geology Section)

27 April 2018 - 29 April 2018

Field trip to Fforest Fawr Geopark (north of Newport) with Dr Tony Ramsay (Cardiff University). Please book by 17th February.

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May 2018

Poltimore House (Buildings Section)

9 May 2018 at 10:00 am

A visit to Poltimore House. It is designated a Grade II* listed building and was a finalist in the BBC Restoration programme. The Manor of Poltimore was acquired by the Bampfyldes in 1303 and…

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Field Trip Branscombe & Beer (Geology Section)

12 May 2018

Day field trip led by Professor Malcolm Hart to Branscombe (am), and John Scott to Beer caves (pm). Please book by 2nd May.

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Outing to Sampford Courtenay (History Section)

15 May 2018 at 10:30 am

(Provisional). Annual Visit - Outing to Sampford Courtenay, noted as the start and end point of the Prayerbook Rebellion. A talk on the history of the village, including the permanent Prayerbook Rebellion exhibition in…

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A ‘Devon Day’ (Buildings Section)

17 May 2018 at 10:30 am
Matthews Hall, Fore St
Topsham, Devon EX3 0HF
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This is a joint event with ExeDFAS. 10.30 Dr Susan Andrew ‘Church Houses in Devon: Community, Continuity and Change’. Built in the late 15th and early 16th centuries to accommodate Church Ales and other…

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