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May 2018

Poltimore House (Buildings Section)

Wed. 9 May 2018 at 10:00 am
£17

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)

Thu. 17 May 2018 at 10:30 am
Matthews Hall, Fore St
Topsham, Devon EX3 0HF
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£13

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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June 2018

Sidbury Manor (Buildings Section) – has been cancelled

Tue. 5 June 2018 at 2:00 pm
£18

Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. A visit to Sidbury Manor which was built in 1879, on the site of an earlier 17th century house which burned down.…

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Brook Manor House (Buildings Section)

Fri. 15 June 2018 at 2:15 pm
£10

A rare opportunity to visit the exceptional Grade II* Listed Brook Manor House dating from 1656 has arisen thanks to the generous invitation of the owners. The house retains many of the original internal…

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July 2018

Sourton Quarry (Buildings Section)

Mon. 9 July 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sourton Quarry, Near Okehampton
SX 523 892, Devon EX20 0QB
£4

A visit to Sourton Quarry that produced high grade limestone but closed due to flooding in 1906. There were various owners until ECC finished quarrying aggregate in the 1960s. The lease was then sold…

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Sourton Quarry (Buildings Section)

Sun. 15 July 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sourton Quarry, Near Okehampton
SX 523 892, Devon EX20 0QB
£4

A visit to Sourton Quarry that produced high grade limestone but closed due to flooding in 1906. There were various owners until ECC finished quarrying aggregate in the 1960s. The lease was then sold…

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September 2018

Lewtrenchard Manor (Buildings Section)

Tue. 18 September 2018 at 10:30 am
Lewtrenchard Manor, near Lewdown
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PN
£10

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…

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October 2018

Lewtrenchard Manor visit 2 (Buildings Section)

Tue. 16 October 2018 at 10:30 am
Lewtrenchard Manor, near Lewdown
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PN
£10

A second visit this year 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…

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Devon Heritage Centre (Buildings Section)

Mon. 22 October 2018 at 10:00 am
Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7NL
£5

A visit to the Devon Heritage Centre, the repository of documents relating to Devon. Includes an introduction to the archive and a tour of the building. In the Search Room there will be a…

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November 2018

AGM 2018 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 3 November 2018 at 10:00 am
St Lawrence Chapel, St Lawrence Lane
Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DD
£9

Ashburton was the centre of the tin trade from Roman times and became a Stannary Town in 1285. It contains many historic buildings. St Lawrence Chapel is a unique and important Grade II* listed…

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March 2019

Spring Meeting 2019 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 9 March 2019 at 2:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£5

Featuring talks on the theme of historic social housing to reflect DA's presidency of Dame Suzi Leather: Andrew Thompson on The Bedford Estate and Working-Class Housing in 19th Century Tavistock Ann Bond on Working-Class…

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April 2019

Visit to Hall, Bishop’s Tawton (Buildings Section)

Thu. 11 April 2019 at 2:30 pm
£17

A visit to Hall at Bishop's Tawton, early 14th-century seat of the Chichester family. Tour of the ground floor state rooms, ancillary buildings and walled garden by the current owners, followed by a cream…

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