Heritage Open Days: Devey in Sudbury with Cherry Ann Knott, Walking Tour
10th September 2022
Join us as we participate in the national festival, Heritage Open Days, taking place from the 9th – 18th September. We have a number of events across the fortnight including talks and walks.
This year we are celebrating England’s rich history of invention, industry and innovation, and are hosting a series of events around the subject of noted architect George Devey, who is credited as designing Sudbury Gasworks, as well are exploring the history of gas production, and its importance within country estates.
Sitting at the most southern part of the Derbyshire Dales, Sudbury is a delightful former estate village to nearby Sudbury Hall and the National Trust’s Children’s Country House. The name, Sudbury, is of Saxon origins and means ‘south fortification’. Even before the Norman conquest there was a village here.
Following on from her evening talk on George Devey on the 9th September, join Cherry Ann Knott on a walk around Sudbury village, exploring further some of the buildings discussed in her talk, including the influence of George Devey and the 6th Lord Vernon on the evolving design of Sudbury Village.
Devey was one of the Architects of Sudbury Hall, Sudbury Gasworks and many other buildings across the village during the late 1800’s.
Cherry was the former property manager of the National Trust’s 17th-century mansion, Sudbury Hall, and curator of its Museum of Childhood; she has since carried out extensive archive research, focusing on the building of the Hall.
The event is FREE to attend, starting at 11am.
Our events are listed on the Heritage Open Days website, along with other events taking place across the country: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk