Events Archive

Past talks, tours, workshops and seminars
Shilstone House Tour | 06.07.2021

Shilstone House Tour | 06.07.2021

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 Arms of Devon’s Colourful Gentry | 17.06.2021

The Arms of Devon’s Colourful Gentry | 17.06.2021

The Colourful Arms of Devon's Colourful Gentry. A Zoom talk by Dr David Oates on Thursday 17th June 2021 at 6pm. Heraldic paintings, known as hatchments, are hung on the walls of parish churches across the country. The custom was to display a lozenge shaped artwork...

Tour Shilstone’s Historic Landscape | 08.06.2021

Tour Shilstone’s Historic Landscape | 08.06.2021

A rare opportunity to explore the historic landscape at Shilstone with our resident archaeologist, Abi Gray, on Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 2pm. Shilstone House occupies a truly exceptional site, at the head of a steep sided valley containing evidence of occupation from...

Finding the Thread | 27.05.2021

Finding the Thread | 27.05.2021

The last hurrah of the Devon Cloth Industry. A Zoom talk by Dr Todd Gray on Thursday 27th May 2021 at 6pm. Woollen cloth was Devon’s greatest export from the late medieval period through to the early 1800s. Each year many hundreds of thousands of pieces of cloth were...

Plymouth in 1620 | 22.04.2021

Plymouth in 1620 | 22.04.2021

A Zoom talk by Martin Read on Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 6pm. What did Plymouth look like when the Mayflower and Speedwell put down their anchors in the Cattewater ahead of their epic voyage across the Atlantic? This illustrated talk will examine how the integration...

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