The River Exe over time

25 The Strand, Topsham, DEVON, EX3 0AX

Tel: 01392 873244

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The River Exe over time


Jenny Bennett was brought up in Devon, but worked in public libraries in the Home Counties for over 25 years. After obtaining an Open University degree in Geology and Chemistry Jenny worked part time as an OU tutor in Geology and in 2000 took the plunge to study full time. Jenny is particularly interested in more recent geological history and in rivers and in 2006 completed a PhD at the University of Exeter on the evolution of the Exe valley.

Jenny’s lecture will show how the Exe has changed over geological time and how combining the geological evidence with archaeological and historical material, such as older maps, has added to our knowledge of the river’s behaviour. Predicting future river behaviour can be helped by knowing what has happened in the past.



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    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - except 17th century house
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


    • On-Site café/restaurant - Home-made teas served 1430-1630 (in the garden during summer).
    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Toilets

    Event Facilities

    • Free Entry

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre
    • Max group size - 15
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Payment Methods

    • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed towards families
    • Marketed towards senior citizens
    • Marketed towards student/youth

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted

    Opening Times

    * Open 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus Tuesdays in August.

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