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July 2022

Dunkeswell Heritage Centre and Airfield (E Devon Branch)

Wed. 13 July 2022 at 1:30 pm
Dunkeswell Heritage Centre and Airfield, Dunkeswell
Honiton, Devon EX14 4LF

A visit to the South West Airfield Heritage Trust, to be led by Brian Lane-Smith. This visit is a follow up to the Zoom lecture given by Brian Lane-Smith on 12 February 2021. Members…

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

Sat. 16 July 2022 at 2:00 pm

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

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Visit to Bradstone Manor gatehouse and church (Tavistock Branch)

Tue. 19 July 2022 at 2:00 pm
Bradstone Manor Farm Bradstone, Devon PL19 0QS

Bradstone is a small parish set high above the wooded Tamar Valley eight miles north-west of Tavistock. With its rolling fields and hedge-banks, its ancient church dedicated to St Nonna, its manor farm, and…

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August 2022

Visit to Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue (Bideford Branch)

Thu. 4 August 2022 at 9:45 am
Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue, Catherine Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2AD

A visit to Plymouth Orthodox Synagogue and the old Jewish Cemetery on the Hoe. In 1734 there were a handful of Jews in Exeter who maintained ad hoc religious services. A Jewish community was…

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A visit to Dolvin Road Cemetery (Tavistock Branch)

Mon. 8 August 2022 at 2:00 pm

In Tavistock, opposite the Duke of Bedford’s Dolvin Road cottages, built by the 7th duke in 1845–48, lies Dolvin Road cemetery. The cemetery has an interesting history, being a burial place for non-conformists, as…

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September 2022

A guided tour around Buckfast Abbey (Buildings Section)

Tue. 6 September 2022 at 2:00 pm
Buckfast Abbey Church Buckfast, Devon

A tour of the Abbey guided by Peter Beacham, former President and Chair of the DA and editor of the recent book on the history and archaeology of the Abbey. Booking is essential via…

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Visit to Kilworthy Farm (Tavistock Branch)

Sat. 10 September 2022 at 2:00 pm
Kilworthy Farm, Chaddlehanger
Tavistock, Devon PL19 0JN

Kilworthy model farmstead was designed by Theophilus Jones and built in 1851 for the Duke of Bedford’s estate. The planned farmyard comprises a threshing barn with waterwheel and granary, cow house with dung pit,…

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October 2022

AGM 2022 (Buildings Section)

Sat. 29 October 2022 at 10:00 am
Torrington Town Hall, High Street
Torrington, Devon EX38 8HN
Free – £10

The Section's Annual General Meeting, talk and visit. Assembling at 10.00 10.30 Talk by Emily Wapshott 'Torrington through time' 11.30 AGM 14.00 Guided tour of Tawstock Church Attendance at the AGM is free. All…

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