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Medieval Power and Sacred Spaces: The Legacy of Devon’s Bishops’ Palaces.
The latest Molly Coombe Memorial Lecture is coming up in a few weeks. An enduringly popular subject from a scholarly speaker, it should be fascinating.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9TH , 7.30PM AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
“Richard Parker’s lecture will focus on his work on the bishops’ palaces of Devon, especially on Exeter and Chudleigh. He reflects on their archaeological, architectural and ecclesiastical significance and their enduring legacy within Devon’s rich historical landscape. Richard will discuss how these precious remnants can be preserved for posterity and understood by future generations.”
Richard W. Parker BA (Hons)
Richard has worked as an archaeologist since 1989; initially for the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, but since 2010 as a freelance historic buildings consultant. He has recorded a wide range of buildings, mainly in the south west of England, and also specialises in the production of interpretation and reconstruction drawings. Richard is a committee member of the Devon Buildings Group and has recently submitted a PhD thesis at the University of Exeter, which examined Victorian church furnishings and the impact of the ecclesiological movement in Devon.