Thorn House & Garden, Wembury | 05.05.2022

Thorn House & Garden, Wembury | 05.05.2022

A Thousand Year History of Thorn House & Garden in Wembury. An illustrated talk by John and Eva Gibson on Thursday, 5th May, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. Thorn, or the Manor of South Wembury as it was previously known, is located on the banks of the...
Remember me

Remember me

“Lizzie Lamble is my name and England is my nation, Kingsbridge is my dwelling place and Christ is my salvation,When I am dead and in my grave and all my bones are rotten, Upon this book you will see my name and I shall not be forgotten.” These words are...
House Detectives

House Detectives

In our March ’22 newsletter you may have read about the recent donation of a bundle of 19th century documents relating to buildings in the village of Frogmore in the South Hams. These records cover the period from 1811 to 1899 for several cottages, or dwelling...
Shilstone House Tour | 26.04.2022

Shilstone House Tour | 26.04.2022

On Tuesday 26th April 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 of...
From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals | 07.04.2022

From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals | 07.04.2022

From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals: the remarkable Pinwill sisters. An illustrated talk by Dr. Helen Wilson on Thursday, 7th April, 2022 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive. The emergence of Mary, Ethel and Violet Pinwill as professional woodcarvers in...