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A handy guide to help you find The Devon Rural Archive
Where we areFind us by car

Where we are

Devon Rural Archive
Shilstone
Modbury
Devon
PL21 0TW

NGR: SX 674536

what3words: ///control.polygraph.pursuit

Access to the DRA by car

To help you find us we have put together these step-by-step directions

From Modbury
  • Follow the A379 into Modbury town centre and, next to the zebra crossing, turn into Brownston Street which is signed for Dartmouth.
  • Continue for just under a mile, and once you have left the town take the second left at Mary Cross.
  • Proceed down the hill for 700 yards and over a small bridge. Please note the weight limit for the bridge is 18 tonnes mgw.
  • Continue up the hill, passed Weeke Farm, to the T-junction and turn right.
  • After just 200 yards turn right again between two stone gate piers into Shilstone.
  • Go down the hill and take the first left signed Devon Rural Archive and proceed along the drive. The speed limit is 5mph.
  • The DRA car park is on the left next to the Archive.
From Plymouth and the west
  • Leave the A38 at Ivybridge on the B3213, stay in the right hand lane.
  • At the roundabout take the fifth exit towards Ermington on the B3211.
  • Take the first left to Ermington and continue on for approximately 2.5 miles.
  • Once in the village take the second left hand turn passing Ermington Mill; the road is just beyond the church.
  • At the bottom of the hill turn left onto the A3121, signed for Ugborough, and continue on for approximately 1/2 a mile.
  • Take the second right hand turn for Sheepham and proceed up the hill to the crossroads.
  • At Crownhill Cross turn left and continue for 1.5 miles and then turn right between two stone gate piers into Shilstone.
  • Go down the hill and take the first left signed Devon Rural Archive and proceed along the drive. The speed limit is 5mph.
  • The DRA car park is on the left next to the Archive.
From Exeter and the East
  • Leave the A38 at Wrangaton Cross.
  • Stay on the left hand lane to turn left towards Ugborough and Ermington on the A3121 Kingsbridge Road.
  • After approximately 1.4 miles turn right at Kitterford Cross to continue along the A3121.
  • In just a few hundred yards turn left, next to Ugborough Garage, signed Dunwell and Shilstone.
  • Follow the road for 2 miles and then turn right between two stone gate piers into Shilstone.
  • Go down the hill and take the first left signed Devon Rural Archive. The speed limit is 5mph.
  • The DRA car park is on the left next to the Archive.

Please note that Shilstone is not on a public transport route, and vehicular access is via narrow country lanes with limited passing places.

Parking

Parking on site is free of charge, but users of the car park do so at their own risk.

If you are a Blue Badge Holder you may like to book a priority space in our courtyard ahead of your visit to the Archive.

There is no shade in the car park and we strongly advise you not to bring pets to the site as no animals are allowed in the Archive. Please remember Shilstone is a private family home and there is no unauthorised access to the house or gardens.

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Where we are

Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone, Modbury, Devon, PL21 0TW

Call us: 01548 830832

Email us: office@dra.uk.net

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