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Lewtrenchard Manor (Buildings Section)

Tue. 18 September 2018 at 10:30 am


A visit to Lewtrenchard Manor, the Forgotten Garden, the Holy Well and St Peter’s Church

Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924), President of the Devonshire Association in 1896, is well known as a prolific author, a writer of hymns, an antiquarian and a collector of folk songs. His family home Lew House, now a hotel, Lewtrenchard Manor, was extensively remodelled by Baring-Gould after he moved there in 1881.

Our tour, led by Baring-Gould expert Dr Ron Wawman, will explore Sabine’s rich legacy in the house and church. At the church Dr Helen Wilson will also discuss the work of the Pinwill sisters, who, under the direction of Bligh Bond, Baring-Gould’s cousin, made a rood screen based on fragments of a medieval original, and carved other work.

10.30 Lewtrenchard Manor for tea/coffee and biscuits
11.00 Tour of manor with Dr Ron Wawman
12.30 Lunch. Members may wish to have lunch at the hotel, or may make their own arrangements.
2.00 Tour of the Forgotten Garden, the Holy Well, and St Peter’s Church.

Cost of the event includes tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.

Contact the organiser for booking details and directions.

There will be a repeat of this visit on 16 October.

Note that many of the properties visited by the Buildings Section have limited capacity so we are obliged to restrict the numbers accepted on any visit. Bookings are taken in order of receipt and Section members (not including friends & spouses) are given priority.


Tue. 18 September 2018
10:30 am
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Buildings Section (Lydia Burge)


Lewtrenchard Manor
near Lewdown
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PN
01566 783222