The Bampfyldes and their house

The Bampfyldes and their house - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

28 March 2023 28 March 2023

When: 28 March 2023
Where: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3RX
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Cost: £8.50 (Friends £6.50)
Suitable for: Any age

Last year the Friends of RAMM enabled the museum to acquire a stained-glass window believed to come from the Bampfylde’s magnificent Tudor townhouse. It is a last vestige of the house which was destroyed in the Exeter blitz and its aftermath.

This event will combine the first viewing of the window, since its return to Exeter, with lectures about the house and family. A family who were prominent citizens and major landowners in and around Exeter and Devon, including Poltimore from which they took their name when ennobled in the nineteenth century.

John Allen will talk about the lost house which was situated roughly where the High Street arcade meets Princesshay. Professor Henry French will talk about the Bampfyldes and the history of this illustrious Devon family.

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