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Devon County Hall

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C20 South West Visit to Devon County Hall and Exeter and Cornish Buildings Group Conference

Devon County Hall and Central Exeter   – 22nd April 2017

A guided tour of Devon County Hall; and a tour of Exeter Central Library to hear about its recent upgrading.

Devon County Hall

McMorran& Whitby(1954-64)  W.V.Zinn & Associates:StructuralEngineers.

The tour of this Grade II listed building will be led by Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist

Meet 11.30am at County Hall main entrance.  County Hall, Topsham Rd, Exeter EX2 4QU

On site parking is free on Saturday.

County Hall is well served by buses: From Bus Stop 2 in the city centre you can catch the: S bus to Rifford road; J bus to Digby; or the K bus to Countess Wear. All go past County Hall.

Full travel details can be found on:

From there we will make our way to Exeter City Centre for a wander and a spot of lunch.

We will meet up again at the Exeter Central Library where we will be met by Steven Western from NPS who oversaw the upgrading of the building.

Those that want to are welcome to stay around for a drink and an informal chat about the C20 Society and possible events and issues in our region.

To book a place please contact Tony Stokoe at

The day will cost £5 per person, payable on the day.



Cornish Buildings Group Conference 7th April

C20 South West members are attending the Cornish Buildings Group Conference in Truro on the 7 April.  We are developing a good relationship with the CBG, who have recently set up sub-committee lead by C20 member John Stengelhofen to look at the best way of protecting post 1914 buildings in Cornwall, and particularly those from 1945, few of which are listed and many are unlikely to meet listing criteria.  Details of the Conference are at: