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April 2017

Harry Hems (1842-1916): The controversial career of a Master Carver (Buildings Section)

4 April 2017 at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Harry’s Restaurant, 86 Longbrook St

**FULLY BOOKED** Morning: a talk “Harry Hems (1842-1916): The controversial career of a Master Carver”. Afternoon: a visit to the RAMM to view the Hems collection of medieval carvings. Cost includes refreshments.

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May 2017

Historic Churches Research Day (Buildings Section)

9 May 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An opportunity for those interested in researching historic churches to discover how to approach research, how their research might be of value to others and to gather valuable insights from those who have undertaken…

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June 2017

A Day in Sidmouth (Buildings Section)

21 June 2017 at 9:45 am

This is a repeat revised visit. Gather at 9.45 am in the Music Room, Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth EX10 8UG for 10.00 am when Dr Peter Fung will speak about “The Development of Sidmouth and…

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July 2017

Buildings Section 30th Anniversary

2 July 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dartington Hall, Dartington Hall
Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL
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A celebration of the Buildings Section's 30th Anniversary. “The Craft of Building Conservation: Decorative Arts”, at the Upper Gatehouse Dartington Hall. Four specialists in woodcarving, stonework, polychrome and plasterwork will present insights into their…

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September 2017

Cob Buildings in Mid Devon (Buildings Section)

29 September 2017 at 10:00 am
Shobrooke Village Hall Shobrooke, Devon + Google Map

Understanding Local Building Traditions – Looking at Cob Buildings in Mid Devon. In the morning, a series of talks will look at the evolution of cob as a building material and in the afternoon…

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October 2017

The Controversial Career of a Master Carver (Buildings Section)

10 October 2017 at 10:30 am
Harry’s Restaurant, 86 Longbrook St
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Repeat event: The Controversial Career of a Master Carver. At 10.30 a talk on the life and work of Harry Hems, followed by a tour of Hem's Office and workshop. After lunch, a tour…

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Plymouth New Incinerator (Buildings Section)

18 October 2017 at 1:15 pm

Visit to Plymouth New Incinerator. The visit will take 2.5 hours. Cost includes taxi fare from Milehouse Park & Ride. Booking essential. Please note that for this visit strong shoes are to be worn…

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November 2017

AGM 2017 (Buildings Section)

4 November 2017 at 10:00 am
Widecombe Church House Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon TQ13 7TA United Kingdom + Google Map

A presentation by Nigel Pratt, Buildings Conservation Officer, Dartmoor National Park Authority, followed at 11:30 by the AGM. In the afternoon there will be guided tours of either Higher Uppacott (very limited numbers) or…

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March 2018

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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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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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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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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