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September 2020

Cancelled: Visit to Buckfast Abbey (Buildings Section)

Mon. 7 September 2020 at 2:00 pm
£10

This event has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our dedicated page for the latest information. Buckfast Abbey forms part of an active Benedictine monastery. The first Benedictine abbey founded in 1018…

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March 2021

Spring Meeting and AGM 2020 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 27 March 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

The Buildings Section's Spring Meeting and Annual General Meeting. – To be held by Zoom video conferencing. 2:00 Welcome and Introductions 2:10 Diane Walker ‘Exeter Cathedral: Exploring the First 200 Years’ Diane is an…

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April 2021

Reconstruction Drawings (Buildings Section)

Fri. 16 April 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing   Richard Parker of Historic Building Recording and Interpretation will give a talk entitled “Reconstruction Drawings: Interpreting the past in smears and scratches”. Reconstruction drawings are an…

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May 2021

The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters (Buildings Section)

Thu. 20 May 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Open to all To be held by Zoom video conferencing Dr Helen Wilson, Chair of the Buildings Section, will give a talk on her long-term research project entitled “From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals: The…

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June 2021

Transhumance and Smart Longhouses on Dartmoor (Buildings Section)

Thu. 17 June 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Open to all – to be held by Zoom video conferencing. John Thorp, buildings archaeologist, will give a talk on one of Devon’s most quintessential building forms “Transhumance and Smart Longhouses on Dartmoor”. The…

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October 2021

The Memorials in Tawstock Church (Buildings Section)

Sat. 30 October 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. A talk by Dr Clive Easter who is an expert on church monuments and has been active in the Church Monuments Society since 1986. St Peter’s Church…

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AGM 2021 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 30 October 2021 at 3:15 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing. The Annual General Meeting of the Buildings Section will take place online after the talk by Dr Clive Easter. All Members are invited to attend the meeting…

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March 2022

Spring Meeting and Tea 2022 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 12 March 2022 at 2:15 pm
Devon Rural Archive, Modbury, Shilstone
Modbury, Devon PL21 0TW
£7

The Buildings Section annual Spring Meeting and Tea will be held at the Devon Rural Archive, in Shilstone, near Modbury. There will be two talks from 2:15 pm: A lifetime of Thatching in Devon…

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April 2022

Visit to the Devon & Exeter Institution (Buildings Section)

Thu. 21 April 2022 at 2:00 pm
Devon & Exeter Institution, 7 Cathedral Close
Exeter, Devon EX1 1EZ
£10

An escorted tour of the Devon and Exeter Institution in Cathedral Close, Exeter, followed by tea and cake. Booking is essential via the organiser (details below).

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May 2022

An Afternoon at Mount Edgcumbe (Buildings Section)

Wed. 11 May 2022 at 1:00 pm
£16

There will be a tour of the house at 13.00 and cream tea in the Orangery at 15.30. Booking is essential via the organiser (details below).

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June 2022

Tour of Coldridge Church (Buildings Section)

Thu. 30 June 2022 at 2:00 pm

A presentation and guided tour of Coldridge Church, to be followed by tea and cake. Numbers limited. Booking essential. As of March 2022, this visit is already fully booked.  

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July 2022

Orchard Wyndham – A home for over 700 years (Buildings Section)

Sat. 16 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
£10

A tour of this Grade I Listed house. Booking is essential via the organiser (details below).

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