Adult Talk – Barnstaple’s Plasterwork in the early 1600s

Dec 15, 2022   -   Dec 15, 2022

Join us on Thursday 15th December for a talk by Dr Todd Gray looking at Barnstaple’s Plasterwork in the early 1600s.

Plasterwork is one of the most potent symbols of Barnstaple’s wealth in the early 1600s. Dr Gray looks at some of the well-known examples and reveals some of its surprising history.

Dr Todd Gray MBE is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and the author of a number of volumes on Devon. Those on Barnstaple include The Lost Chronicle of Barnstaple and Devon Household Accounts, 1627-59: Part II, Henry, Fifth Earl of Bath, and Rachel, Countess of Bath, 1637-1655. He is the past Chair of Friends of Devon’s Archives, President of the Devon & Cornwall Record Society and of the Devon Family History Society, and Chair and President of the Devonshire Association.

Free admission, but donations welcome.

6pm – 7pm

Cost: FREE

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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.


Over Mantel circa 1615-1625, originally from 69 High Street.  NDDMS 1996.43

Dr Todd Gray

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