Adult Talk – The Continuing Study of the North Devon Potteries

Jan 26, 2023   -   Jan 26, 2023

In the last of our series of adult talks coinsiding with Mapping our Town exhibition, join us on Thursday 26th January to find out more about North Devon’s history on Pottery making.

The manufacture of pottery was one of Barnstaple’s main industries and was exported throughout the North Atlantic colonies. In this illustrated lecture John Allan outlines a surprising history of local achievement from the late medieval period through to the seventeenth century.

John Allan is the Consultant Archaeologist of Exeter Cathedral, Archaeological Adviser to Glastonbury Abbey, past President of the Devonshire Association and of the Devon Archaeological Society and former Joint Editor of the journal Post-Medieval Archaeology. For twenty years (1984-2004) he was Curator of Antiquities of Exeter City Museums. He has published many papers on aspects of the medieval and later archaeology of South-West England including its ceramics, church architecture, numismatics, domestic buildings and cultural links to Brittany.

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.


Post Medieval tile from Buckland Brewer. NDDMS 2006.2.12

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