Events Archive

Past talks, tours, workshops and seminars
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...

Shilstone Open Gardens | 04.08.2022

Shilstone Open Gardens | 04.08.2022

The forecast is looking good for our first ever Open Garden event which is taking place here at Shilstone on Thursday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm.  Visitors will be able to experience parts of Shilstone's incredible gardens, namely the North-Eastern Terraces giving...

Restore Trust | 17.07.2022

Restore Trust | 17.07.2022

Harry Mount in conversation with Zewditu Gebreyohanes.  On Sunday 17th July 2022 we will be welcoming Restore Trust to Shilstone House and the DRA for a special event in which Harry Mount, editor of The Oldie magazine, will be talking to Restore Trust director Zewditu...

Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary | 07.07.2022

Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary | 07.07.2022

Marine Heritage on the Torridge Estuary. An illustrated talk by Dr. Michael Teare on Thursday, 7th July, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The Torridge Estuary and Bideford have a long and fascinating maritime history with boat building documented back to...

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