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Poltimore Community Landscape Project

Detective work on a Grade II* listed country house and its gardens has begun as part of a two year research project between the University of Exeter and the Poltimore House Trust. The evolution of the Tudor estate on the outskirts of Exeter will be explored with help from community groups and schools.

Archaeologist Dr Oliver Creighton and Historian Professor Henry French will conduct the research alongside project officer Dr Penny Cunningham from the University of Exeter in collaboration with Poltimore House Trust. They will equip local interest groups, school children and individuals with the skills to investigate above ground archaeology including earthworks and hedgerow surveys as well as traditional historical research techniques such as the use of maps and archive records.