Events Archive

Past talks, tours, workshops and seminars
Rougemont Castle, Exeter | 03.11.2022

Rougemont Castle, Exeter | 03.11.2022

Rougemont Castle, Exeter: an overview of archaeological work, 1985 - 2016.An illustrated talk by Dr. Stuart Blaylock on Thursday, 3rd November, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Exeter Castle occupies the northern corner of the area enclosed by the Roman city...

Spirit of Adventure: Rebuilding Plymouth | 06.10.2022

Spirit of Adventure: Rebuilding Plymouth | 06.10.2022

Spirit of Adventure: the Plymouth Blitz and the post-war rebuilding of the cityAn illustrated talk by Dr. Clare Maudling on Thursday, 6th October, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Virtually all blitzed cities claim to have suffered the worst bomb damage of the...

Shilstone Open Gardens | 25.09.2022

Shilstone Open Gardens | 25.09.2022

Join us for our free Open Garden event at Shilstone on Sunday 25th September from 12 noon - 4pm. Visitors are invited to explore parts of Shilstone's incredible historic gardens, namely the North-Eastern Terraces giving stunning views across the house, the family's...

Shilstone House Tour | 20.09.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 20.09.2022

On Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results...

Shilstone Open Gardens | 20.09.2022

Shilstone Open Gardens | 20.09.2022

Join us for our free Open Garden event at Shilstone on Tuesday 20th September from 11am - 3pm. Visitors are invited to explore parts of Shilstone's incredible historic gardens, namely the North-Eastern Terraces giving stunning views across the house, the family's...

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 05.09.2022

Shilstone’s Historic Landscape Tour | 05.09.2022

A rare opportunity to explore the historic landscape at Shilstone with our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, on Monday 5th September 2022 at 2pm. Shilstone House occupies a truly exceptional site, at the head of a steep sided valley containing evidence of occupation...

The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward | 01.09.2022

The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward | 01.09.2022

The Icelandic Adventures of Pike Ward of Teignmouth. An illustrated talk by Katherine Findlay on Thursday, 1st September, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Pike Ward, a fish merchant from Teignmouth, became one of the most important people in Iceland in the late...

Shilstone Open Gardens | 21.08.2022

Shilstone Open Gardens | 21.08.2022

Join us for our free Open Garden event at Shilstone on Sunday 21st August from 12 noon - 4pm.  Visitors are invited to explore parts of Shilstone's incredible historic gardens, namely the North-Eastern Terraces giving stunning views across the house and down into the...

Shilstone House Tour | 09.08.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 09.08.2022

On Tuesday 9th August 2022 at 2pm, our resident archaeologist, Abigail Gray, will lead a guided tour of Shilstone House and gardens. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results...

The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey | 04.08.2022

The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey | 04.08.2022

The Hole Family of Parke, Bovey Tracey: five Generations of mixed fortunes, & a final loss which was really a gain.An illustrated talk by Dr. Frances Billinge on Thursday, 4th August, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The Hole family were one of the most...

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