Shilstone House Tour | 19.10.2021

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...
New to the Archive

New to the Archive

Early 20th century farm sale details. Nearly 1000 items have been added to our collection since summer began, and we are extremely grateful to all those who have donated this material. The newest additions include local history publications, newspaper cuttings,...
Coronation Boathouse, Bantham – Listed

Coronation Boathouse, Bantham – Listed

A ‘striking’ structure on the River Avon.  In August, six seaside heritage sites were granted listed status by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England. One of the sites, listed Grade II, was Coronation...
Visiting during the pandemic: face-to-face events

Visiting during the pandemic: face-to-face events

Visiting the DRA during the Covid-19 Pandemic: what to expect at face-to-face events If you are planning to attend a face-to-face event in the Archive, the following information will provide details of how we will be minimising risks and making our venue Covid-19...
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...