The Sid Valley’s historical buildings are pretty impressive:
And much of this is being celebrated:
A recent posting looked at how this vast treasure could be opened up even more:
Our ‘built environment’ matters
We already have experts on the work of Sampson and a Sid Vale Association history group who are helping EDDC to put together a Local List of built heritage…
Sidmouth has more listed buildings than any other part of Devon, except the county town:
And suggestions from a correspondent suggest there is so much of interest, that there would be a basis for formalising this as a festival and academic study:
Even elderly/disabled people can manage to access the high number around town and that means a festival which is inclusive becomes possible.
Arcot Rd, Sidmouth: Google Maps
Although not listed the Manstone and Arcot Estates are historically and architecturally significant because they are pretty much unchanged from 1926 ish. I don’t think there can be many places which offer such a range of housing designed for different purposes in such a small area. We should be able to attract Sociology courses as well as Architecture courses.