RIBA Exeter Christmas 2019 celebration dinner

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Escot House

Escot Park

Ottery Saint Mary

EX11 1LU

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Join us for the RIBA Exeter Branch 2019 Christmas celebration taking place in the unique setting of Escot House for a drinks and canapes reception, followed with a talk and a three course dinner with wines.

Dr Jo Cox, a partner in Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants, an Exeter practice established with John Thorp in the 1980s will deliver an exclusive talk about Victorian Devon architect Edward Ashworth, examining the parallels to, and departures from, the work of a 21st century conservation architect. The talk, entitled 'Edward Ashworth 1814-1896: was a Victorian architect anything like you?' will be an interesting insight into a piece of research Jo is currently working on.



The dinner

When you book your ticket, you will be invited to select amongst the following dinner options:

Cream of vegetable soup

Garlic mushrooms V

Country pork pâté

All served with French bread

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Braised beef, cranberries and spices

Chicken breast wrapped in bacon with a sun-dried tomato sauce

Roasted vegetable tartlet with feta cheese

With fondant potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables

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Clementine, pistachio mincemeat tart

Brandy snap basket with fresh fruit

Lemon posset and shortbread

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Tea or coffee

Served with Escot fudge



Note: Unfortunately, our original speaker Eddie Sinclair, is unable to attend the event. Dr Jo Cox will now be delivering the talk.


History of Escot House

The original manor house was finished in 1688 by Sir Walter Yonge and in 1794 the Kennaways purchased the house and Estate for £26,000.

In 1808 the original manor house was destroyed by fire, but the house was uninsured. It wasn’t until 1835 that designs for a new house were commissioned by the first Sir John Kennaway. In 1837 his son approved the plans and the building of the new house commenced.

The house is built from Flemish bond brick, with a yellow frontage and constructed on a square plan of two rooms wide and two rooms deep. Escot House was designated Grade II listed in 1988.

The River Tale runs through the Estate, and John Locke and later Capability Brown were both involved in at least some of the landscaping of the grounds. The Estate has a number of beautiful champion trees.

During World War II Escot became a home for evacuee children and the Kennaways moved temporarily to an estate house in nearby Fairmile.

Escot hit the headlines in 1997 with environmental protestor ‘Swampy’ dug in against the building of the new A30 dual-carriageway. The road cut through the park, separating the house from Escot Church.

In 2003 the first Beautiful Days festival was held in Escot Park with a weekend ticket costing £55. The festival happens annually in August and now has 17,500 capacity.

Escot has become a popular venue for corporate events, celebrations and family events including christenings, birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and memorials. The first wedding was held 25 years ago.

Conservation under the stewardship of local environmental charity The Tale Valley Trust, ensures the survival of native flora and fauna including water voles, dormice and red squirrels

Escot Estate is owned and managed by Sir John-Michael and Lady Kennaway.

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Date and Time

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Escot House

Escot Park

Ottery Saint Mary

EX11 1LU

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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