Mount Dinham - one of Exeter's hidden gems
On 5 February 2019
11:00 until 15:30
Explore the Mount Dinham area of Exeter located on the hill just beyond the Iron Bridge.
The day includes guided tours of the Mount Dinham Almshouses estate and St Michael's Church, both built in the 1860's a legacy of two of Exeter's well known Victorian philanthropists, John Dinham and William Gibbs of Tyntesfield.
The 44 Almshouses, set in a quiet green, are currently being restored. Rick Williams, the Chief Executive of Cornerstone Housing, will talk about the history of Mount Dinham and show the group the painstaking work being undertaken to modernise the Almshouses, whilst maintaining their Grade 2 listed status.
At St Michael's Church historian Richard Parker will give the group a guided tour of this Victorian High Gothic Tractarian church. Said to have the tallest spire west of Salisbury and including some fine furnishings, it is also known locally for the peregrine falcons which annually nest in the spire.
Coffee and lunch is included and will be provided by the Mulberry Cafe in the Exeter Community Centre on St David's Hill.
The almshouse estate is a building site with a certain amount of noise and dirt, therefore not suitable for anyone with resticted mobility. Visitors will be asked to wear hard hats and high viz. jackets.
This event has been organised by the Devon Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.
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Exeter, EX4 4EB
£25 (includes coffee and lunch)
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