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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.
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.
Finds and Document day
Staff from the RAMM discussing 'finds' with some visitors at the 'Finds and Document Day' held in Poltimore Village Hall.
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.
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.
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.
We also organised and attended local events to promot Poltimore's rich heritage to the wider public. For more information click on this page