Friday 27 March 2020
Newton’s Place is a redundant Grade II listed Victorian church, currently undergoing conversion to a museum. See https://newtonsplace.org.
Our visit will provide the opportunity to see the conservation work that has been carried out so far.
There is no charge for the visit but contributions to the Newton’s Place Project would be appreciated– we suggest a donation of £4 each, payable on the day. This is a hard hat visit and there will also be a charge of £3 each for insurance cover provided by the SPAB.
The contractors can provide PPE but will need to know shoe sizes at least a week in advance, so members requiring protective equipment are asked to provide this information with their booking.
The visit will be followed in the afternoon by a trip to Tucker's Maltings, also in Newton Abbot, which until recently was 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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
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.