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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


NDAS winter lecture and events programme


2 December 2014 7.00 for 7.30 pm

Annual Christmas Dinner at the Courtyard Barnstaple


20 January 2015 7:30 pm

Charlotte Russell Heritage at Risk Projects Officer, English Heritage.  Heritage at Risk and  the work of English Heritage south west team.


17 February 2015 7:30 pm   

Jane Marchand of Dartmoor National Park will be talking about the Cist Burial on Whitehorse Hill and the spectacular finds, including textile and wooden objects, from this prehistoric site


17 March 2015 7:00 pm   

AGM - followed by a study evening on the topic of "Lithics" - recognising and recording finds


14 April 2015 7:30 pm  

Excavations at Batsworthy Wind Farms by Wessex  Archaeology


All lectures take place in the Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple (parking in the large car park adjacent to the Library). Talks are free to NDAS members, visitors £2.50.




The North Devon Archaeological Society Golden Anniversary Book

The book is available from local shops and retail outlets at such as the local museums and attractions or by post from NDAS. The publication team have tried to include as wide a selection of articles as space permits to reflect both the Societies broad interest and also the amount of work being undertaken within northern Devon.

Fully illustrated with a colour section on the Harvest Jug exhibition and also an index from the Portable Antiquities officer for Devon of recent finds. In all 17 wide ranging articles of interest to Archaeologists, Landscape Historians and Historians in general.

Available from NDAS - Order Form


A Field Guide to The Archaeology of the Taw and Torridge Estuaries

Man has always used the environment for his own ends and an estuary is a choice place for exploitation. It is a natural resource, a haven, an entrance and an exit, a birthplace and a graveyard for ships.

This guide gives details of all the important sites of the estuary. Geographically, this survey ranges from either side of the estuary mouth, to include the beaches of Westward Ho! and Saunton and the Burrows of Northam and Braunton. Upstream, it goes as far as Barnstaple on the Taw and Annery (Weare Giffard) on the Torridge.

As well as being available from a number of local outlets the book is also available from NDAS - Order Form


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