Events Archive

Past talks, tours, workshops and seminars
Excursions in the Tamar Valley | 02.12.2021

Excursions in the Tamar Valley | 02.12.2021

Excursions in the Tamar Valley: Postcards Home. An illustrated talk by Dr Helen Wilson on Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. When paddle steamers were introduced as pleasure craft in the mid-nineteenth century, seats were expensive and...

Building Exeter Cathedral | 04.11.2021

Building Exeter Cathedral | 04.11.2021

Part III: the late Gothic church and beyond.An illustrated talk by John Allan on Thursday 4th November 2021 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Exeter Cathedral was founded in AD 1050 and is commonly regarded as Devon’s greatest building. The Cathedral Church of St...

A Shilstone House Tour | 19.10.2021

A Shilstone House Tour | 19.10.2021

Shilstone House has a remarkable and extensive history, which the DRA is studying as part of our ongoing archaeological project into the history, significance and development of Devon’s manor houses, and their landscapes. A combination of excavation and geophysics has...

The Architectural Picturesque in Devon | 07.10.2021

The Architectural Picturesque in Devon | 07.10.2021

‘To charm the eye and captivate the soul’ John Nash, Humphrey Repton and the Architecture of the Picturesque in Devon. An illustrated talk by Dr Rosemary Yallop on Thursday 7th October 2021 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The Architectural Picturesque was a radical...

Shilstone House Tour | 28.09.2021

Shilstone House Tour | 28.09.2021

Shilstone House has a remarkable and extensive history, which the DRA is studying as part of our ongoing archaeological project into the history, significance and development of Devon’s manor houses, and their landscapes. A combination of excavation and geophysics has...

Decoding Medieval Latin Manuscripts | 13.09.2021

Decoding Medieval Latin Manuscripts | 13.09.2021

A workshop with Latin tutor, Penny Martin, on Monday 13th September 2021, 11am - 1pm.  Are you struggling with the Latin that you meet in family history & other documents?If so, this is the workshop for you. Latin was the natural choice of language for important...

Moretonhampstead Chief Rents | 02.09.2021

Moretonhampstead Chief Rents | 02.09.2021

The Chief Rents of Moretonhampstead, 1639 - 1840: how to use a problematic source. An illustrated talk by Dr Ian Mortimer on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Imagine you had an annual directory listing everyone who owned or lived in every...

Shilstone House Tour | 24.08.2021

Shilstone House Tour | 24.08.2021

Shilstone House has a remarkable and extensive history, which the DRA is studying as part of our ongoing archaeological project into the history, significance and development of Devon’s manor houses, and their landscapes. A combination of excavation and geophysics has...

The Story of Haldon Belvedere | 05.08.2021

The Story of Haldon Belvedere | 05.08.2021

General Lawrence and his tower. A Zoom talk by Dr Sue Knox on Thursday 5th August 2021 at 6pm.  This talk will explore the work of General Stringer Lawrence, who became known as the “Father of the Indian Army”, and the story of the Palk family of Haldon House. Robert...

A Dartmoor Farmer, His Daughters & His Diary | 08.07.2021

A Dartmoor Farmer, His Daughters & His Diary | 08.07.2021

A Dartmoor Farmer, His Daughters & His Diary.  A Zoom talk by Dr Jacqueline Sarsby on Thursday 8th July 2021 at 6pm. William Dunning farmed on the edge of Dartmoor from 1892 until 1950. He was a farmer with no sons, but with the help of his daughters he was able...

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