Plymouth Archaeology Society

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 MONDAY 2nd JULY 2018

Monday 2nd July at 7:00pm

Dartington Deer Park – a larder for the nobility

Joan Price

Joan served for a number of years as our Secretary and has always had a keen interest in local history. Dartington Deer Park has been restored and restocked thanks to a large lottery grant. A 3 mile footpath will enable us to see the rabbit warren, a medieval viewing platform (& hopefully some fallow deer), the groynes along the Dart to maximise the catch of salmon and enjoy this asset. Suitable footwear & clothing should be worn. Parking in the car parks cost £1 for 4 hours.

Meet under the arch by the visitor centre at Dartington Hall,  grid ref: SX799629.

Plymouth Archaeology Society (PAS) consists mainly of amateur members with an enthusiastic interest in a wide range of archaeological disciplines. We wish to share our enthusiasm for archaeology in general and provide better knowledge and support for the abundant local sites in our area.

Visitors are invited to attend any of our regular meetings (coach trips require pre-booking) and we hope you will be tempted to become a full member. PAS is open to all to apply for membership (membership information).

P.A.S. organise monthly winter lectures by invited guest speakers (winter programme). The summer programme consists of visits to local sites of interest. These are usually guided by experts with local knowledge of the site concerned (summer programme). The summer programme is augmented by coach trips to sites a little further afield. These are usually day trips but can occasionally involve a weekend away.

We also organise workshops to benefit those with a practical interest in archaeology. In the past these have included - surveying for archaeologists, geophysics and pollen analysis (archaeology workshops).

Any damage or threats to archaeological sites should be reported urgently to either The City Archaeologist based in the Planning Dept (01752 305433) or the City Museum (01752 304774). Archaeological finds should be reported to the City Museum.


Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month and start sharp at 7pm unless otherwise indicated. They are open to non-members (except where indicated below) but a £4 donation is requested to cover our expenses. Appropriate footwear & clothing must be worn.

Our walks are not suitable for dogs.