Welcome to Widecombe

The project will increase the quality of the visitor experience in Widecombe in the Moor. It will interpret the historic nature of specific buildings, tin-mining and Victorian tourism and will tell the story of parish farming through the ages from Bronze Age settlement to “lost medieval manor of the moor”, War time milk production to present day mixed native stock farm.

Welcome to Widecombe

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Widecombe in the Moor

This project is focused on increasing the quality of the visitor experience in Widecombe in the Moor, encouraging them to stay longer and get a deeper understanding of the heritage of the area.  

The aim of the project is to provide a coherent series of signs, displays and leaflets which will interpret the historic nature of specific buildings, tin-mining and Victorian tourism. It will help tell the story of parish farming through the ages from Bronze Age settlement, the “lost medieval manor of the moor” through to present day.

Platform One were recently appointed to design the interpretive elements of the project and work on this is now underway. The designated work includes proposals for:

  • A Welcome Board in the main car park
  • Displays in the church
  • Leaflets (for example, Welcome to Widecombe and Wartime Widecombe)
  • Booklets – generic village information and a walking leaflet
  • A variety of information posters, panels and displays to be distributed in suitable venues
  • A family explorer trail around the village
  • A Welcome to Widecombe interpretive website

Design work is anticipated to be complete and in situ by the end of June 2017.

In addition to the interpretation, the project has been supporting an archaeological investigation into the medieval North hall Manor. Additional elements of this project may include a focus on local heritage such as restoring traditional farm machinery.

Want to know more?

Speak to Geoffrey Fenton
Tel: 01364 621334
Email: geoffrey.fenton@wildyeast.co.uk

Margaret Rogers
Tel: 01364 621235
Email: info@northhallmanor.co.uk

Andy Bailey
Tel: 01822 890903
Email: andy@moorthanmeetstheeye.org

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The Welcome to Widecombe project is beginning to take shape. Designers, Platform One have now been appointed to take the interpretation brief and develop it into information displays, leaflet and walks booklets. The brief was developed over the last year with members of the local community representing local business, the Parish Council and the History Group. The project has been championed by the Reverend Geoffrey Fenton and supported by Andy Bailey from the Moor than meets the eye team. David and Sherren from Platform One were given a tour of Widecombe and had a chance to meet local people at an evening meeting held at the Old Inn. The following day they had a chance to chat more informally with people and begin to gather some of the information needed to take the project forward

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Last update: 25 May 2017 3:36pm