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Poltimore garden: Central garden pathway

This picture, taken in the early 20th century, clearly shows the raised viewing platform and central pathway looking towards the arboretum.

Poltimore garden: Central garden pathway

St James School

Pupils from St James School recording one of the aviaries.

St James School

The Lawn and NE aspects of Poltimore House

The lawn with all its flower beds in the early 20th century before the house became a school.

The Lawn and NE aspects of Poltimore House

Finds and Document day

Staff from the RAMM discussing 'finds' with some visitors at the 'Finds and Document Day' held in Poltimore Village Hall.

Finds and Document day

St Peter's School

Pupils and staff waiting to enter Poltimore House.

St Peter's School

St Peter's School

Off-set surveying with pupils from St Peter's School.

St Peter's School

Architectural recording

Volunteers recording some pieces of architectural masonry.

Architectural recording

Broadclyst Community Primary School

Year 5 pupils having a rest during a tour of the gardens at Poltimore.

Broadclyst Community Primary School

Poltimore Estate Research Society

The Poltimore Estate Research Society has replaced the two-year collaborative project (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) 'Community and landscape: transforming access to the heritage of the Poltimore Estate' (2010-2012) which had researchers, Dr Oliver Creighton, Professor Henry French and Dr Penny Cunningham (Project Officer) from the University of Exeter working with the Poltimore House Trust to investigate the gardens, deer park and wider historic landscape of Poltimore.

Schools Page

Poltimore Community and Landscapes Project offered local schools the opportunity to take part in the archaeological and historical research that took place at Poltimore House and to make visual and audio contributions to the project's website. Click on this page for more details.

During their visit to the site Broadclyst Community Primary School made a short film about Poltimore House and gardens. Click here to view the film.

Volunteers

 

We offered a variety of volunteering opportunities and conducted a number of on-site training events covering aspects of archaeology and local history. Volunteer training events included off-set tape surveying, masonry recording, documentary research and geophysical surveying.

Events Diary

We  also organised and attended local events to promot Poltimore's rich heritage to the wider public. For more information click on this page