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Adult Talk – Barnstaple’s Almshouses

Jan 12, 2023   -   Jan 12, 2023

Join us for an evening looking at some of Barnstaple’s historic Almshouses on Thursday 12th January.

Barnstaple’s Jacobean merchants spent their wealth in embellishing their homes and in establishing a number of Almshouses which continue to be an important part of the modern town. In this illustrated lecture Collette Hall outlines the long history of these fascinating buildings.

Collette Hall is the Conservation Officer for North Devon Council with responsibility for the area’s built heritage. Before that she was Assistant Director for the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire where she looked after various medieval and Victorian buildings, ran the Building Preservation Trust, and among other publications co-authored Lincolnshire’s Heritage with David Start.

Free admission, but donations welcome.

6pm – 7pm

Cost: FREE

Book Tickets

This talk is part of the programme accompanying our major exhibition ‘Mapping our Town’ , for more information about our events and exhibitions please visit our What’s On page.


Penrose Almshouses, Unknown artist. NDDMS 1992.145

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