From his studio in Sidwell Street, Exeter, Herbert Read created pieces for some of the world’s most prestigious venues including the Taj Mahal, the House of Lords and the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Lapford’s memorial cross was an altogether different commission. Mr Densham, chair of the war memorial committee, […]
In Tudor times there was no standing army in England. Lapford was expected to maintain its own village militia, together with necessary equipment, ready to be called upon by the Crown in a time of need. What sort of village fighting force could Lapford muster?
Discover the history of this hidden serge-makers mansion house
Lapford had a ladies’ cricket team as early as 1910, predating any national organisaton of the sport for women.
A farmer’s dream about his cow foils a night time murder plot
Eight scenes in the remarkable life of Mary Ann Partridge who married at seventeen and was accused of wilfully murdering her husband the following year
Easton Barton in 1907 – a grand farmhouse with medieval origins and striking Tudor features—tall granite windows and arched doorways. Roman remains said to be found on Cornbury Hill point to the possibility on an even earlier house on the site. Approaching Lapford, a road to the right immediately before […]
This article, from the series “Lapford in the Great War Years”, includes details on the scientific trials held in Lapford to disprove those who doubted women could usefully do the job of farm labourer