Decoding Medieval Latin Manuscripts | 13.09.2021

Decoding Medieval Latin Manuscripts | 13.09.2021

A workshop with Latin tutor, Penny Martin, on Monday 13th September 2021, 11am – 1pm.  Are you struggling with the Latin that you meet in family history & other documents?If so, this is the workshop for you. Latin was the natural choice of language for...
Shilstone House Tour | 28.09.2021

Shilstone House Tour | 28.09.2021

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...
Moretonhampstead Chief Rents | 02.09.2021

Moretonhampstead Chief Rents | 02.09.2021

The Chief Rents of Moretonhampstead, 1639 – 1840: how to use a problematic source. An illustrated talk by Dr Ian Mortimer on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive.  Imagine you had an annual directory listing everyone who owned or lived...
Shilstone House Tour | 24.08.2021

Shilstone House Tour | 24.08.2021

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...
The Story of Haldon Belvedere | 05.08.2021

The Story of Haldon Belvedere | 05.08.2021

A zoom talk by Dr Sue Knox on Thursday 5th August 2021 at 6pm about General Lawrence and his tower. This talk will explore the work of General Stringer Lawrence, who became known as the “Father of the Indian Army”, and the rags-to riches story of the Palk family of...
A Dartmoor farmer, his daughters & his diary | 08.07.2021

A Dartmoor farmer, his daughters & his diary | 08.07.2021

A zoom talk by Dr Jacqueline Sarsby on Thursday 8th July 2021 at 6pm. William Dunning farmed on the edge of Dartmoor from 1892 until 1950. He was a farmer with no sons, but with the help of his daughters he was able to care for his cows and calves, his Dartmoor sheep,...