Early Dunster Project
On-line Event : September-October 2020
We had originally planned to stage a public event at Dunster in September 2020 to update on our research and recordings to date through a series of lectures and an accompanying exhibition. The emergence of Covid-19 obviously meant we couldn’t do this, so we decided to take the event on-line.
The programme consisted of four live webinars and a range of on-line exhibits available “on-demand”.
Where copyright permits, we have retained recordings of the webinars and copies of the exhibits for ongoing access on this page. Simply click on the appropriate image to view the item.
Mary Ewing's comprehensive account of the styles and layouts of typical Dunster houses, and the and how we go about estimating dates they originate from.
Click on the image above to view the notes of this webinar.
St Georges Church, Dunster
An in-depth study of the history and architecture of St Georges Church , presented by Jerry Sampson.
A full recording of this webinar will be available soon!
Dr. Nat Alcock gave us a fascinating insight into the various types, styles and geography of Cruck frame buildings.
Click on the image above to read a review by Dr. Lizzie Induni.
The Castle Gatehouse
Isabel Richardson gave an illustrated walk-through of the Early Dunster Project's survey findings relating to the history and architecture of the Castle Gatehouse.
A full recording of this webinar will be available soon
One of the particular areas of interest within the Early Dunster project is the diverse range of carpentry techniques and styles which we are discovering. This on-line presentation takes a look at some of the findings so far...
A fascinating look through the architectural features that the Early Dunster project is uncovering, and how we use these features to help understand and date our mediaeval buildings
What do we know about the history of the houses? - who lived in them, and when? This presentation introduces some of the documents we use to trace that, and some of the stories we've discovered so far.
Early Dunster volunteer Jill Strobridge is an expert at seeking out inventories and other historic documents which help us to understand the history of Dunster, its people and its buildings
A profile of the Early Dunster Volunteers team, whose work in surveying, researching, recording, sketching, drawing and report writing is the "cornerstone" of the project.