Lunchtime Lecture – Architectural Fragments at St Nicholas Priory
A project to catalogue and interpret our lapidary collection. Learn about the history of St Nicholas Priory and how the surviving loose architectural fragments help us to understand the exceptionally rich Romanesque architecture of the missing sections of the building. This architectural ambition may not be immediately apparent from the surviving buildings, but our little monastery had features which compare favourably with some of the grandest and most lavish creations of 12th-century European Art.
Richard W. Parker PhD has worked as an archaeologist since 1989; initially for the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, but since 2010 as a freelance historic buildings consultant. He has recorded a wide range of buildings, mainly in the south west of England, and also specialises in the production of interpretation and reconstruction drawings. Clients have included The National Trust, Exeter City Council, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter University and Jesus College Cambridge, among many others. Richard frequently delivers lectures, talks, tours and conference presentations for the public and for specialist audiences. His work has been widely published in archaeological journals and academic monographs. Richard is a committee member of the Devon Buildings Group and a trustee of the Exeter Historic Buildings Trust.