Due to the latest advice from the government on social gatherings this event has now been postponed. We'll let those who have already registered know as soon as we have a new date.
In the meantime, SPAB continues our education and campaigining work. Our technical line will remain open and we will continue to be here to protect old buildings and support those who care for them.
Friday 27 March 2020
We can now confirm the date for this previously postponed visit to Newton’s Place and the addition of a tour of nearby Tuckers Maltings on the same day. There will be a charge of £5.00 (cash on the day) to cover costs, and donations to the Newton’s Place Project would be welcome.
Newton’s Place, Wolborough St, Newton Abbot, is a redundant Grade II listed Victorian church, currently undergoing conversion to a museum. See https://newtonsplace.org.
Members will be able to see completed conservation work including to the roof, church fittings, ceilings and stained glass.
Meet at 10.15 outside ‘Carpetright’ Store, 23-27 Wolborough Street, very near Newton’s Place. There is parking at Newfoundland Way car park next to Newton’s Place and other car parks nearby. There are a number of cafes and pubs nearby for lunch.
Tuckers Maltings, Teign Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4AA, was until recently one of only two functioning traditional maltings in England. Sadly, it is now closed but the building itself and the remaining equipment are of considerable interest and this is likely to be a last opportunity to visit it.
Meet at the Taphouse pub, next to Teignworthy Brewery at 2.00. There is a car park at Osborne Street. The Maltings are about ¾ mile from Newton’s Place. The Taphouse will be open at 4.00 at the end of our tour.
To book please email email@example.com or telephone 01769 520559
Image credit: Newton Abbot Town Council
About the Devon Regional Group
The Devon Group was one of the first Regional Groups to be formed, over 20 years ago by Jane Schofield. Since then we have had a steady programme of between three and five events a year. We have a large mailing list with an enthusiastic core of supporters, including several members from other counties who often take a short holiday to include our visits. All ages are welcome to events which are arranged on a Saturday wherever possible and consist of a morning and afternoon visit to buildings with a similar theme, with a suitably interesting pub for optional lunch, if one can be found. Over the years we have visited open hall houses, Dartmoor longhouses, military buildings including the Citadel and Royal William Yard in Plymouth, follies such as Haldon Belvedere, castles, new cob cottages and industrial sites such as the mines of Exmoor or the granite quarries of Dartmoor.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.