The 4th meeting at Honiton Museum on 5 Mar 2010
Again we all had the most interesting morning with the files and work is progressing.
The Storm of 1599 is written up very extensively, giving all the cost of the repairs and names some properties and people. Nod worked on the tithe maps and field names, and David the Malherbes, the remainder of us continued with our files as before. The Sepulchre is in very poor condition with the surrounding vegetation the only thing supporting the building, so it is too unstable to open up.
We also mention the Roman roads in the area, one going from Exeter to Taunton and coming through at Half Moon Farm, before it heads off up towards Hembury Fort.
The Signal Beacon in our area was at Rockbeare Quarry, the site now lost by the excavations there. Chris Saunders of Ottery Heritage has let me have copies of their notes on this and the RAF site on Fairmile Hill. Just shout if you would like sight of these.
Brenda mentioned the fact that the village railway station would be 150 years old, and perhaps we could mark the anniversary of it’s opening on 18 July 2009. This was thought to be a brilliant plan and the next meeting will be dedicated to setting this up.