Detecting Talk on the 15th Sept

This is not to be missed!!!


A journey through time with artefacts from Feniton & surrounding area.
You will be able to handle, examine & make comments on mainly metal detecting finds starting with worked flints from
Colesworthy Farm, Larkbeare & Escot.
Other items include:-
Escot in the Bronze Age
A very unusual find from Roman Britain
Evidence of a Mediaeval Fayre site at Fairmile
A sword chape from the Battle of Fenny Bridges 1549
A rare Blacksmith's palm guard
A Silver Penny of Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) 1189-1199 found at Honiton
Silver coins from Edward I 1272-1307, Elizabeth I 1558-1603, Charles I 1625-1649
Many other miscellaneous items e.g. musket balls, buckles, buttons etc.

Kind regards

The 22nd meeting at the Nog Inn on the 14th July 2011

An evening of fascinating and wide ranging discussions.

The will of  Thomas BRYNSSEMEDE of Fenyton, Dated 5 Feb. 1546 is a mystery, who was this man and where did he fit into the village?

Jenny is interested in the history of vaccination and Benjamin Jesty, a Dorset farmer.

Brenda is intrigued by the Murray family of Thorn Cottage, and we all look forward to reading her results of this search. Bankruptcy and a duel held in Paris!

Pam is working on her family tree, as is Maggie.

David and Pam are looking into the history of Chancel Repairs, this is where some land owners are responsible of the cost of repairs. This website gives more detail:

David is also working on the Northcote family from Buckerell. They lived in and re-built Feniton Court and the son, Rev. George Barons Northcote, he was the Rector (1860-1899) and lived in the Rectory, now Feniton House.

I am very keen to find out more about the 52,000 bricks made in “The Great Court”, where did the bricks get used? I found the agreement Sir George Cary made with the brick maker in 1598, the size “to be 12 inches in length and fyve and a half the least in breadth”. All the bricks in the yard and house at Colesworthy are 9 inches. Jonathan at Feniton Court tells me the bricks in the cellar there are about 9 inches also.

So if you live in an old property would love to hear from you if you have 12 inch bricks.

The tithe map was out for all to look at, you can see how the roads around the old village have been realigned. The changes in the field sizes as hedges and banks were removed in more recent years was noted. The names of the fields also have changed over the years. 

No meeting in August.

The talk on Metal Detecting is on 15th September 2011.

The next museum visit is on Tues. 26th July and fortnightly thereafter.