Guided tour of Shilstone House and Garden, South Devon
South West | Devon
Tue 18th Jul 2017
Guided tour of Shilstone House and Garden, South Devon
Periods: Tudors and Stuarts, 20th and 21st Century, Romans, Medieval, Georgians and Victorians
Exhibition or displayGuided walk or tour

Guided tour of Shilstone House and grounds with resident archaeologist Abi Gray. Guests will explore the history of the site through its surviving archaeology and rare architectural features before seeing the results of a sixteen year project to restore the house. There will also be a chance to view artefacts from excavations on the site.

The site, in the parish of Modbury in South Devon, contains an array of architectural and archaeological features representing almost 6000 years of human endeavour. At the heart of the site is Shilston Barton, a former Domesday manor which overlays evidence of late prehistoric occupation. Formal gardens surround the dwelling and include lawns, terraces and a medieval walled garden as well as the only known seventeenth century Italianate water theatre and associated water gardens in the UK making the site nationally important.

Event details

Organiser: Devon Rural Archive
Booking details: Booking and payment required in advance. Please Call 01548 830832 or email for details.
Fee details: Tickets £15 to include a cream tea. Booking and payment required in advance. Please call 01548 830832 or email for details.

Dates and times

Tue 18th Jul 2017 14:00-16:30
Additional times information
Guests are invited to visit the archive from 11:00 and must arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour.

Venues and locations

Devon Rural Archive
South Devon
PL21 0TW

Tel: 01548830832

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