200 Years of Tiverton- the legacy of the Heathcoat-Amory Family

This project is generously supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thank you National Lottery Players for helping to make wonderful projects like this one happen.

Background

200 Years of Tiverton is a brand new project exploring the heritage and history of Tiverton and the Heathcoat-Armory family legacy, a family which moved to Tiverton in 1816, and commissioned the building of Knightshayes house.

This project is being supported by the National Lottery Grants for Heritage, The Mid Devon District Council and the Heathcoat Trust. Daisi is excited to be working in partnership with the National Trust at Knightshayes, the historic family home of the Heathcoat-Amory family, Devon County Council and the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.  

Over the course of a year we will be organizing a series of activities and workshops working with artists, professional sports coaches and history experts to deliver four strands of activities aiming to actively connect participants to the rich heritage of Tiverton. 

Our aim is to involve at least 500 young people in this project from local primary schools, Tiverton High School, Petroc, and at drop in sessions in partner venues. The project will be shared online and will culminate at the Mid Devon show, held at Knightshayes in July 2020, where all artwork and artifacts created during the course of the project will be curated into a public exhibition.  

The 200 Years of Tiverton Project is split into 4 strands: