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 has given opportunities to local people to explore the heritage and history of Tiverton. The Heathcoat-Armory family is at the heart of the  legacy The  family first moved to Tiverton in 1816, and commissioned the building of Knightshayes House, now looked after by The National Trust.  

This project has been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Mid Devon District Council and the Heathcoat Family Trust. Daisi has worked in partnership with the National Trust at Knightshayes, the historic family home of the Heathcoat-Amory family, Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, Silverleigh Golf Centre and a variety of local artists to deliver this project. 

A  series of activities and workshops with artists, professional sports coaches and history experts have been arranged connecting participants to Tiverton’s rich heritage through the people and the stories they left behind.  We have involved over 500 local residents in this project: local primary schools, Heathcoats, Bolham and Rackenford, Tiverton High School, students from Petroc and at Drop-In sessions at partner venues.  

The project (which has taken longer than at first envisaged due to COVID restrictions), culminates at Knightshayes in January 2022, where all artwork and artifacts created during the course of the project are curated into a public exhibition.    

The 200 Years of Tiverton Project fits into three strands: