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September 2017

Cob Buildings in Mid Devon (Buildings Section)

Fri. 29 September 2017 at 10:00 am
Shobrooke Village Hall Shobrooke, Devon + Google Map
£15

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)

Tue. 10 October 2017 at 10:30 am
Harry’s Restaurant, 86 Longbrook St
Exeter,
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£10

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)

Wed. 18 October 2017 at 1:15 pm
£8

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)

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

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)

Sat. 10 March 2018 at 2:15 pm
Rattery Village Hall, Rattery Devon TQ10 9LD + Google Map
£5

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)

Wed. 11 April 2018 at 2:30 pm
£17.50

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)

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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